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Watch: President Obama's thank-you speech to his Chicago campaign staff

The president seems like a nice sort of guy, really.

New Statesman

Say what you will about president Obama – and many do – he sincerely seems like he would be one of the best possible people to work under. This video, of him addressing campaign workers at a surprise visit to his Chicago HQ shortly after his victory, led to a few tears in the New Statesman office.