Obama tears up in video as he thanks campaign staff after re-election
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)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials
- Islamic State executes eight Sunnis in northern Iraq
- With eye on China, India to develop disputed border region
- Wall St Week Ahead - Fed change unlikely to blunt equities' appeal over bonds
- NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine - defence minister
Even if you accept the almost fairy-tale setting of "Finding Fanny", it is still difficult to reconcile with the flimsy premise. But for all its flaws, the film is a rarity in Bollywood. A not-too-long English film with characters you would not find easily. If director Homi Adajania had the courage to go all the way and tell the full story of his characters, it would have been a great film, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar. Full Article