Obama tears up in video as he thanks campaign staff after re-election

WASHINGTON Fri Nov 9, 2012 9:09am IST

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during his victory speech during his election night rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during his victory speech during his election night rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

Related Topics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A video of President Barack Obama released by his campaign on Thursday shows him wiping away tears the day after his re-election as he thanks young members of his campaign staff and volunteers for their hard work.

"I am absolutely confident that all of you are going to do just amazing things in your lives," Obama tells staff members at his Chicago headquarters on Wednesday following his victory over Republican Mitt Romney.

Obama says the campaign team is "so much better than I was" at meeting goals and in effectiveness than he had been as a young community organizer in Chicago.

Becoming emotional, Obama says his work in running for office has come "full circle."

"Because what you guys have done means that the work I'm doing is important. And I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you," Obama says, wiping away tears.

The workers respond with loud applause.

Obama also became emotional in his final rally on Monday night in Iowa, as his voice broke and he wiped tears from his eyes as he reflected on those who had helped his campaign.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Peter Cooney)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Box Office

ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASE

Music Charts

Music Charts

Meghan Trainor tops UK music chart for third week running.  Full Article 

Photo

Misty's Body Identified

Actress Misty Upham's body identified by Seattle coroner.  Full Article 

Bono has Glaucoma

Bono has Glaucoma

U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses.  Full Article 

Photo

Works of Frank Gehry

Curvy buildings designed by the world-famous architect.  Slideshow 

Broadway Debut

Broadway Debut

Film director Bill Condon brings 'Side Show' back to Broadway.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage