These letters from outgoing presidents to successors show grace in politics

(CNN)No matter how bruising the race for the White House may have been, the winners and losers show immense grace when it comes to transitions in the American presidency. Nothing hits home that point more strongly than these letters outgoing presidents have left for the incoming occupants of the White House.

George W. Bush to Barack Obama

Bill Clinton wrote to George W. Bush

    George H.W. Bush to Bill Clinton

    In January 1993, President George H.W. Bush wrote President Bill Clinton a letter. This is what leadership looks like.

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