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Obama meets with Jeb Bush, George H.W. Bush

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(White House photo by Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama met with former President George H.W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Oval Office on Friday--a visit not put on his public schedule later described as "personal" by the White House.

Jeb Bush--the son and brother of presidents--is often mentioned as a presidential contender--but did not jump in the 2012 race. With the Florida primary on Tuesday, Jeb Bush is neutral--denying Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney coveted endorsements.
Former President George W. Bush, who preceded Obama, is also staying neutral. Their father has endorsed Romney.

The Bush father and son Jeb are in town for the annual Alfalfa Club Dinner on Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. Obama will attend with First Lady Michelle and deliver remarks. The AP reported that the senior Bush, 87, used a wheelchair in the White House. The meeting took place around 5 p.m. The Alfalfa Club exists mainly for an annual banquet and its members are current or past Washington powerbrokers or celebrities.

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