World 9 November 2012 Watch: President Obama's thank-you speech to his Chicago campaign staff The president seems like a nice sort of guy, really. Print HTML 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. › Volatility is the next big debate in energy policy Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump: do presidential debates influence the election result? Clinton and Trump: do presidential debates really matter? United States of Emergency: will the North Carolina riots stain Obama's legacy?