Obama cries as he thanks campaign workers
WASHINGTON (AFP) - In the most candid and emotional scene ever captured of Barack Obama on camera, the normally composed US president teared up as he told young campaign workers of his pride in them.
Mr Obama's campaign team distributed on Thursday a YouTube video of the president's emotional tribute to his team at his Chicago headquarters the day before, hours after he won re-election to a second term.
"What you guys have done, means the work that I am doing is important, I am really proud of that, I am really proud of all of you," Mr Obama said before pausing as tears welled up and dampened his cheek.
"I am absolutely confident that all of you are going to do just amazing things in your lives," Mr Obama said, standing alone at a microphone with a poster of his slogan "Forward!" behind him on the wall.