Obama Cries in Speech to Staff

    In this still image from a BarackObama.com campaign video, President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he thanks members of his campaign staff and volunteers in Chicago, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The short speech came a day after he won re-election. The president talks about his work as a community organizer in Chicago and tells staffers and volunteers that they will do "amazing things" in their lives. Obama becomes emotional when he says that even before the election results, he felt the work he had done "had come full circle." He tells staff members that he is proud of the work they did, then pauses to wipe away tears. (AP PhotoBarackObama.com)

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    A video of President Obama getting emotional while thanking his campaign staff has gone viral. Nearly 1.5 million people have watched the clip since it was published on YouTube on Thursday. The newly reelected commander in chief spoke to his young team about his own salad days in Chicago and said, “It’s not that you guys remind me of myself, it’s the fact that you are so much better than I was, in so many ways.” When recalling how he felt on election night, before his win had been solidified, Obama got choked up, his voice quivered as he wiped a tear from his eye and said, “I’m really proud of you.”

    “I’m really proud of you,” he tells them.

    President Obama got emotional during his speech to his campaign staff.

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