The day after his re-election, President Obama visited the staff at his campaign headquarters in Chicago, getting choked up at one point while explaining to the assembled 20-somethings how they are his source of strength and hope for the future. Can’t imagine there were many dry eyes in the audience either.
Said the President:
Even before last night’s results, I felt that the work that I had done in running for office had come full circle. Because what you guys have done means that the work that I’m doing is important. And I’m really proud of that. I’m really proud of all of you… The most important thing you need to know is your journey’s just beginning. You’re just starting. And whatever good we do over the next four years will pale in comparison to what you guys end up accomplishing for years and years to come. And that’s been my source of hope. That’s why over the past four years when people ask me, how do you put up with this or that and the frustrations of Washington, I just think about you. I just think about what you guys are gonna be. And that’s the source of my hope, that’s the source of my strength and inspiration.