Obama chokes up in post-victory talk to campaign staffers

President Obama appears to get choked up in a video showing him speaking to campaign staffers about what they will accomplish in the future.

In the video, posted late Thursday on his campaign’s YouTube page, Obama talks about the lessons he learned as a young community organizer on Chicago’s South Side, saying he “didn’t know at all” what he was doing. “The work that I did in those communities changed me much more than I changed the communities,” he said.

“You are so much better than I was, in so many ways. You’re smarter, you’re better organized and you’re more effective,” he tells staffers.

“I’m absolutely confident that all of you are going to do just amazing things in your lives.”

The president appears to wipe away a tear when talking about what lies ahead for his team.

“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.”

In the video, apparently recorded on Wednesday, one day after he was reelected, Obama calls his campaign staff the source of his inspiration.

“The most important thing you need to know is that your journey is just beginning. You’re just starting. And whatever good we do in the next four years will pale in comparison to what you guys end up accomplishing for years and years to come.”