ASPEN, Colorado (CNN) – John McCain met with billionaire oil man T. Boone Pickens in Aspen Friday morning to discuss Pickens' plan for energy independence. The Texan has been running a national television ad campaign to publicize his ideas for weaning the country off of foreign oil.
Though the meeting itself was closed to reporters, the press chatted with Pickens briefly before McCain arrived for breakfast the Aspen Institute.
“We're going to have a good visit," Pickens said, adding that the last time he met the senator was two years ago at the Reagan Library.
McCain arrived to the meeting with his senior adviser Steve Schidmt, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Walter Isaacson, who had hosted a discussion with McCain at the Aspen Institute on Thursday.
"How are you, Boone?," McCain asked, exchanging pleasantries. Pickens told McCain he was "looking trim," before the two entered a private room to eat.
After he emerged from the meeting, a reporter asked McCain his reaction to the new Jerome Corsi book, "Obama Nation."
"Gotta keep your sense of humor," McCain responded, before his aides shuttled reporters away.
The presumptive GOP nominee plans to spend the rest of the day meeting with his campaign leadership team, who gathered in Aspen this weekend for a series of strategy meetings and fundraising events.