Caption Contest: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Meet in the Oval Office

By David A. Graham

What are the two former presidential rivals saying to one another? See the winners.

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Pete Souza/The White House

Updated with winners below.

Here's an excellent photograph from today's hotly anticipated lunch meeting between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Here's the White House release on the summit:

This afternoon, President Obama and Governor Romney visited for an hour over lunch in the Private Dining Room adjacent to the Oval Office. Governor Romney congratulated the President for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years. The focus of their discussion was on America's leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future. They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future. Their lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

So what are the two men saying? Here's our nomination: "Go ahead, governor. Take a seat! Try it out!"

Tell us what you think in the comments below. And be sure to check out The Atlantic Wire's stellar round-up of snapshots of past awkward meetings between victor and vanquished.

Update, November 30: The winners (chosen from posts below and on Facebook):

IheartTesla: Romney: "There's no such thing as a free lunch."
Obama: "Please proceed, governor."
Romney: "You didn't bill that."

Karl Moats: "Not too shabby. But where's the car elevator?"

Al Passarella: Obama: "You wanna sit in the chair?"
Romney: "That would marvelous."
Obama: "Psych."

Alexis Irreplaceable: "LOL U MAD?"

And from our colleague Derek Thompson: "I guess the drapes were the right height."

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