The sight of former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter being presented at the second Inauguration of President Barack Obama is a special moment!
Never before has a former President survived long enough to be in attendance at the inauguration of a successor eight terms after he left office!
And both the President and Mrs. Carter seem in very good health, despite their being 88 and 87 years of age, respectively.
And realize that former Vice President Walter Mondale and his wife also still are alive, eight terms after his being a heartbeat away from the Presidency, and then running for and losing the Presidency 28 years ago!
The inauguration of a President brings everyone together in a special way, for at least one day, to celebrate American democracy!