President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand together in the Blue Room of the White House, before a brunch celebrating the Inauguration, Jan. 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

WE HAVE been to the mountaintop with Dr. Martin Luther King, and in Michelle and Barack Obama we have seen the American dream manifested.

No matter your politics, our country has moved major steps forward from when we were founded.

We are a more perfect union.

We’ve still got a long way to go.