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 Nineties boyband 5ive pull out of pro-Brexit concert, after learning it was “political” Indie band The 1975 want to “sue the government” over the Electoral Commission’s latest advert What will it take for people to care about climate change?