Video: President Obama sheds tears as he thanks his staff

Posted Nov 9, 2012 by R. Francis Rubio
In a rare moment captured on video, the characteristically calm, cool and collected President Obama weeps as he speaks to the staff and volunteers at a campaign office in Chicago.
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After winning his re-election bid, President Obama became somewhat emotional Wednesday as he thanked campaign staff and volunteers.
"You're just going to do great things," said the President. "And that's why even before last night's results, I felt that the work I had done, in running for office, had come full circle. Because, what you guys have done, means that the work I am doing, is important."
At this point in his address, the visibly emotional Obama went on to say, "and I am really proud of that....I'm really proud of all of you, and uh....." The President paused to wipe away a tear as applause breaks out in the room.
"What you guys will go on in the annals of history and people will read about it, and they'll marvel about it," said the President. "But, the most important thing you need to know is, that your journey's just beginning're just starting....and whatever good we do in the next four years, it will pale in comparison to what you guys end up accomplishing for years, and years to come."