President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle with President Bush and the First Lady

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On November 10, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, visited the White House for the first of many transitional meetings with the current administration.

The following day, Oprah says President George W. Bush gave a gracious interview to CNN about his first impression of America's next leader. "One of the things that President-elect Obama was really interested in after we had our policy discussions was how his little girls would like the White House," President Bush said during the interview. "First and foremost, [he wants to be] a good dad. I think it's going to be an important part of his presidency."

"I just think the role model as father for this country is so fantastic for all of us," Oprah says.

Gayle agrees. "It's beautiful to see."
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