Election 2012 Photography President Obama

A Power Lunch

When Mitt Romney met with President Obama last Thursday, I couldn't help but wonder what they could possibly talk about. After all, they have nothing in common, really. Mitt Romney is busy overseeing the construction of his La Jolla beach house's car elevator, and President Obama is overseeing the entire world and all that it entails. Even having to sit down and listen to Mitt Romney's great ideas again for repealing Obamacare, or cutting Mitt Romney's taxes so he can afford some decent hair jelly.

But something else began to emerge in just this one photograph:

The symbolism is everywhere. From the binder on the empty desk that may or may not be full of women-- to the red boxing gloves hanging in the room where the two men lunched on "White Turkey Chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad."

Mitt Romney's whole campaign was filled with racist dog whistles and appeals to fear and ignorance. They still show no signs of introspect, with Mitt Romney repeating the line that "gifts" and "goodies" were the reason the American people re-elected Barack Obama.

So, if president Obama asked Mitt Romney, "how do you like your White turkey chili?" I hope Mitt Romney replied, "needs pepper, Mr. President."

(Photo by Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images)