Today former Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney goes to Washington but not on the terms he would have preferred. Late Thursday morning, Gov. Romney stepped into the White House as a guest of President Obama. The two had a bite in a private White House dining room, away from the prying eyes of the press.

The two may hash out a role for Gov. Romney — or they may just trade pleasantries and be done with it. Whatever goes down, speculation is rampant about Romney's future prospects.