The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mitt Romney will join President Barack Obama for lunch at the White House on Thursday, in the first meeting between the two men since Obama defeated Romney on Election Day three weeks ago.

Shortly after the election, Romney criticized Obama, claiming that he won re-election by giving “gifts” to young voters, African-Americans, Latinos, and other groups that overwhelmingly voted for the president. Could this have been a sneering farewell to voters who Romney always disdained? Perhaps. Or maybe Romney was just jealous that he didn’t get any swag for himself.

To help bury the hatchet and move past the campaign, here are five gifts that Obama could give to Romney at their White House meeting:

A Copy Of Nate Silver’s New Book

With a copy of Silver’s new book, The Signal and the Noise, Romney will never again be blindsided by the results of an election.

Photo credit: (CC) JD Lasica, Socialmedia.biz

A Secret Service Uniform


Mitt Romney has always loved playing dress-up, impersonating a police officer and a fireman in his youth. Perhaps a freshly pressed suit and an earpiece will help take Romney’s mind off of his electoral defeat.

Photo credit: Darrow Slade Godeski Merton via Flickr.com

A Donation To The New Jersey Democratic Party


A large donation in Romney’s honor could help unseat Governor Chris Christie, who many Republicans believe helped defeat Romney with his actions after Hurricane Sandy.

Photo credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Viagra

The little blue pill would not be for personal use, but to serve as a reminder that Romney should spend his post-election life like Bob Dole — who became a television spokesman for the drug, in addition to dedicating himself to extensive humanitarian work — instead of following the example of John McCain, who has spent the last four years losing his credibility with every wild attack on the president.

Photo credit: “kh1234567890” via Flickr.com

An Empty Chair

So wherever Romney goes, he can always stay in touch.

Image by  mariopiperni via Flickr.com

Have your own gift ideas? Submit them in the comments, or email us at editors@nationalmemo.com!

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Al Franken guest hosts on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Image via YouTube

Since his much-lamented resignation from the United States Senate, Al Franken has started his own podcast, made some TV and radio appearances, and is currently on tour across the country -- but his profile rose sharply this week when he guest-hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Instead of dwelling on the good news of President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act, Franken's monologue drilled into another existential threat facing our nation. No, not the “enormous gaps in wealth and income” nor the “threats to our democracy,” but rather a peril that has troubled him since his Senate days.

Keep reading... Show less

Rudy Giuliani arrives at Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia on August 17, 2022

(Reuters) - Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's onetime personal lawyer, arrived at an Atlanta courthouse on Wednesday to testify in a Georgia criminal probe examining attempts by the former U.S. president and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results.

Giuliani, who helped lead Trump's election challenges, was due to testify before a special grand jury in Fulton County after a judge ordered him to comply with a subpoena. His lawyers say he will refuse to answer questions that violate attorney-client privilege.

Keep reading... Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}