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. Sign up for our weekly email * 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 from just £1 per issue More Related articles Millennial Man: How Emmanuel Macron is charming France's globalised youth The rise of anti-Semitism in Donald Trump's America What does François Bayrou's endorsement of Emmanuel Macron mean for the French presidential race?