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George W. Bush Video At Republican Convention Pays Tribute To Former President

08/29/2012 08:52 pm 20:52:17 | Updated Aug 30, 2012

America's last two Republican presidents -- father and son -- addressed the 2012 Republican Convention via prerecorded video Wednesday night.

George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, fondly recalled moments from their presidencies, and pledged their support to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

"Dad and I both know what it takes to be president," said the younger Bush. "There's no doubt in our minds that Mitt Romney will be a great president."

"He's a good man," added the elder Bush.

The video appearance, though brief, was the most the Bush family has been seen through this year's GOP convention. HuffPost's Sam Stein reported earlier:

The Bush name and legacy are noticeably absent from the 2012 Republican convention. The former president unceremoniously announced he was skipping the affair months ago. Dick Cheney, the former vice president who remains more revered among the core national-security minded conservative set, isn't speaking, either. Bush's brother, Jeb, the former Republican governor of Florida, will address the crowd. As will Bush's former secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice. But they're expected to address specific policy issues, mainly education, rather than defend their brethren and their former boss.

Watch the video above.

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