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Remarks by the President-Elect After Meeting with President Bush, Former President Clinton, Former President Bush and Former President Carter at the White House
January 7, 2009
Thank you.

I just want to thank the President for hosting us. This is an extraordinary gathering. All the gentlemen here understand both the pressures and possibilities of this office. And for me to have the opportunity to get advice, good counsel and fellowship with these individuals is extraordinary. And I'm very grateful to all of them.

But, again, thank you, Mr. President, for hosting us.

Citation: Barack Obama: "Remarks by the President-Elect After Meeting with President Bush, Former President Clinton, Former President Bush and Former President Carter at the White House", January 7, 2009. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=85674.
 
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