President Obama Cries While Addressin...

President Obama Cries While Addressing Staff

There are 67 comments on the www.washingtonpost.com story from Nov 9, 2012, titled President Obama Cries While Addressing Staff. In it, www.washingtonpost.com reports that:

President Obama has had an emotional ride through his final campaign, and the emotion spilled over Wednesday when he momentarily cried while addressing his Chicago campaign staffers.

Obama visited his campaign headquarters in the Prudential Building near Lake Michigan before returning to Washington, the day after his re-election victory. Wearing a white dress shirt, with the top button undone and his silver tie a bit loosened, Obama stood at a microphone in front of two blue signs with his campaign slogan “Forward.”

He told the assembled staff, most of whom were young people in their 20s and 30s, that their work organizing his vast ground operation reminded him of his time as a community organizer in Chicago when he was their age.

“It’s not that you remind me of myself; it’s that you’re so much better than I was. You’re smarter and you’re better organized and you’re more effective,” he said in a five-minute clip posted on the campaign’s YouTube channel. “What Bobby Kennedy called the ‘ripples of hope,’ when you throw a stone in the lake, that’s you.”

The president added that he felt he had come “full circle . . . because what you guys have done means the work that I’m doing is important. And I’m really proud of that. I’m really proud of all of you,” Obama said, wiping away tears as the crowd applauded.

“What you guys accomplished will go on in annals of history . . . but the most important thing you need to know is your journey’s just beginning. You’re just starting,” Obama said. “That’s been my source of hope. It’s been why the last four years when people ask me how do you put up with this or that, the frustrations of Washington, I think of what you guys are doing. That’s the source of my hope, my strength and my inspiration.”

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Watch The Full Speech

Paragould, AR

#1 Nov 9, 2012
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United States

#2 Nov 9, 2012
Made me puke
GuEsT

Paragould, AR

#3 Nov 9, 2012
guest wrote:
Made me puke
Why?
guest

United States

#4 Nov 10, 2012
Like Boehner, Obama needs to drink a tall glass of testosterone and stop weeping like a little school girl.

Since: Nov 08

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#5 Nov 10, 2012
What a wuss.
guest

Paragould, AR

#6 Nov 10, 2012
Some people cry when they are happy. He got his way and now he will have his way with the nation by finishing bringing us down. I can't say I am proud to be a part of the America that voted for him again.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Nov 10, 2012
moochelle slapped his skinny whiney asz around after everyone left and threatened to send him to the chi town hood to toughen back up by offing a few homies.
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GuEsT

Paragould, AR

#9 Nov 10, 2012
guest wrote:
Like Boehner, Obama needs to drink a tall glass of testosterone and stop weeping like a little school girl.
Grow up.
Guest

Paragould, AR

#10 Nov 10, 2012
Watch The Full Speech wrote:
The speech on the video is very inspiring.

It makes me proud to be an American.

Very rare moment for a President.
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Nov 10, 2012
People wanting a job cry after realising obammy won.

Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Nov 10, 2012
Listen up you bunch of ignorant morons, you lost. GET OVER YOURSELF, all your ugly hatred is why you lost. People see through you, and its not attractive. You are blind, hateful, and utterly despicable. You are blind, hateful, and utterly despicable. You are a complete loser with no sense of self-worth who has nothing better to do than elevate your shameful little reason for existence by denigrating others of far greater value than yourself. It is obvious you are a ridiculous excuse for a human being, you pitifully sad, miserable, oxygen wasting wretch of a soul. I pity you. You are less than snail excrement. You are leaking mental sludge. May your atoms dissolve by all the hatred that is within you. We won either kill yourself over it, or shut-up
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McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#14 Nov 10, 2012
The left calls names and makes personal attacks as people are laid off or have their hours cut. Pitiful
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Paragould, AR

#15 Nov 10, 2012
McGruff wrote:
The left calls names and makes personal attacks as people are laid off or have their hours cut. Pitiful
blah blah blah what do you do do a happy dance as people die from not having medical insurance?

Since: Nov 08

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#16 Nov 10, 2012
Obama is really going to cry as the facts are rolling out about Benghazi. His incompetence is now becoming the main issue as the direct cause of death of Chris Stevens besides the infamous movie lies that followed. He is in hot water this time.
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Paragould, AR

#19 Nov 10, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Obama is really going to cry as the facts are rolling out about Benghazi. His incompetence is now becoming the main issue as the direct cause of death of Chris Stevens besides the infamous movie lies that followed. He is in hot water this time.
blah blah blah Obama murdered Stevens blah blah blah
LoL

Paragould, AR

#20 Nov 10, 2012
More of that ignorant redneck nonsense about how a man can't cry. I swear, the only difference between the ignorant people in the South and Neanderthals are thousands of years.

“Common Sense over Politics”

Since: Feb 09

Call me Cal.

#21 Nov 10, 2012
Stuipd Citizens wrote:
Listen up you bunch of ignorant morons, you lost. GET OVER YOURSELF, all your ugly hatred is why you lost. People see through you, and its not attractive. You are blind, hateful, and utterly despicable. You are blind, hateful, and utterly despicable. You are a complete loser with no sense of self-worth who has nothing better to do than elevate your shameful little reason for existence by denigrating others of far greater value than yourself. It is obvious you are a ridiculous excuse for a human being, you pitifully sad, miserable, oxygen wasting wretch of a soul. I pity you. You are less than snail excrement. You are leaking mental sludge. May your atoms dissolve by all the hatred that is within you. We won either kill yourself over it, or shut-up
Wanna have sex?
guest

Paragould, AR

#22 Nov 10, 2012
LoL wrote:
More of that ignorant redneck nonsense about how a man can't cry. I swear, the only difference between the ignorant people in the South and Neanderthals are thousands of years.
no doubt lol
LooTER SHooTER

United States

#23 Nov 11, 2012
Stuipd Citizens wrote:
Listen up you bunch of ignorant morons, you lost. GET OVER YOURSELF, all your ugly hatred is why you lost. People see through you, and its not attractive. You are blind, hateful, and utterly despicable. You are blind, hateful, and utterly despicable. You are a complete loser with no sense of self-worth who has nothing better to do than elevate your shameful little reason for existence by denigrating others of far greater value than yourself. It is obvious you are a ridiculous excuse for a human being, you pitifully sad, miserable, oxygen wasting wretch of a soul. I pity you. You are less than snail excrement. You are leaking mental sludge. May your atoms dissolve by all the hatred that is within you. We won either kill yourself over it, or shut-up
Go
SUCK ON A TURDSICLE YOU MORONIC MARBLEHEADED LIBERAL PIECE OF SHIT !
LooTER SHooTER

United States

#24 Nov 11, 2012
CROWbama is a
GIRLY MAN !
What a WIMP !
The Chimp is a Wimp !

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