Obama is finally practicing civility
No, he’s not. He wouldn’t dare try to keep Bush away.
0bamaa is not civil in any way. He’s a wicked bastard.
I'm sure Obama would exclude Bush if he could--both because he hates Bush and because he wants to be the center of attention (and having a former President on hand will detract from that). I don't think there has been a case in US history before Obama of a President who so constantly attacked and insulted his predecessor. That reveals a lot about Obama's character.