Obama made good on his promise to sit down with Gov. Mitt Romney after the election to discuss what they can do to move America forward. They shared their interest over white turkey chili, and southwestern grilled chicken salad in the dining room just off the oval office and vowed to work together if something of shared interest comes up in the future. Hit the jump for more.

They shook hands in the Oval Office. They spoke of American leadership in the world. They pledged to keep in touch. Maybe even work together.

All that, at least, according to a White House statement about what happened behind closed doors. The two men themselves never faced reporters.

“Each man wanted to have a private conversation,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “They didn’t want to turn it into a press event.”

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