November 10th, 2008
05:05 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama meets with Bush in President-elect's future office

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President Bush and President-elect Obama spoke in the Oval Office Monday. White House photo by Eric Draper


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. mitch

    barack looks good in there. if you only look at the right half of the pic.

    November 10, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. Lifelong Republican for Obama, Columbia, TN

    What a good photo! It looks really good and Obama looks right at home.

    November 10, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. deb in Colo

    I find their body language very interesting.

    Obama – leaning in; leg crossed towards Bush
    Bush – leaning back; leg crossed against Obama.

    I don't think Bush is very happy....

    November 10, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  4. Voter

    Whatever...I'm already tired of hearing about Obama.

    November 10, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  5. dave

    Great picture- I love fact that Bush is leaning to the right and Obama is leaning to the left – Awesome!

    November 10, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  6. boered1

    nice picture... hope to see it changed slightly come Jan 20th... but until that time nic picture...

    November 10, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  7. Puffy

    America has just show he world what a real democrasti mean. Only in America!! I love this country more now then ever.

    November 10, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  8. California Gold

    I'd love to be a bug on the wall. Bush surely made some of his trademark blunders, stumbled over words, tossed out remarks or popped questions that hung in the air like the stench of a green cloud.

    November 10, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  9. Mary

    Interesting, the body language here. Obama's clearly showing that he's open to Bush with his leg crossed in toward Bush. Bush is turning away from Obama, shutting him out by crossing his leg away from him; there's obviously no approval or acceptance from him! Too bad, Georgie. He's movin' in! Make way for progress and some change for the better!

    November 10, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  10. Ron of Baltimore

    Wonderful picture, expressing what appears to be a meaningful and freindly conversation. Something else for the world to be proud of the US: The smooth and, hopefully, peaceful transition of power.

    Both Bush and Obama ae showing grace, accommotation, and cooperation. The country can sleep a little easier tonight. For that, thank you President Bush.

    November 10, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  11. Nganenu

    And the dream became reality! Welcome Mr. President.
    nganenu

    November 10, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  12. Debby

    Obama this Obama that my gosh lets hope he does something for us not just how he crosses his legs.

    November 10, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  13. Hannah, LA

    I love this picture. Barack looks very comfortable.

    November 10, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  14. CA Asian Guy

    Cheers to all the republicans who have put aside grudges and are willing to support the new President-elect and willingly work together to save our country.

    Shame on all the republicans who are basically being sore losers and bashing President-elect Obama in a non-sensical and counterproductive way. Shame on you bitter, bitter folk.

    November 10, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  15. Rebekah A.

    LOL at some of these comments! And yes, this is a GREAT picture!

    November 10, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  16. Matt

    yuck...redecorate that place...please....it looks like my grandparents' place did 20 years ago

    November 10, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  17. The Patriot

    I LOVE THIS PHOTOGRAPH!

    America, the Beautiful

    November 10, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  18. Matt

    @ Dave: "Great picture- I love fact that Bush is leaning to the right and Obama is leaning to the left – Awesome!"

    Indeed. Funny how sometimes it brings us closer.

    November 10, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  19. bina

    I voted for Obama because I needed to see some change, domestic policy and foreign. So far, Obama is not bringing in any fresh faces. I would hate to see everyone who advises Obama from a previous presidency. Yes, experience matters.....but so does new approach and ideas.

    November 10, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  20. Charles Atlanta

    It could be a historical photo with both the best president and the worst president in history.

    November 10, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  21. Moses

    a picture worth "1600" words

    November 10, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  22. Gwen, PA

    Historical photo–I love it.

    November 10, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. Lu

    How ridiculous to think you can read Bush's body language to mean that. Someone who is right handed usually crosses their right leg over their left because it's more comfortable. I'm sure Obama is real open to Bush; proven during the campaign when he endlessly voiced his disrespect for the President. Get real!

    November 10, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  24. Margie, TX

    We are looking at Barack's first photo in the oval office. What a wonderful day.

    November 10, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  25. I LOVE OBAMA

    Obama is on the offense in this pic...LOVES IT!

    November 10, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
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