Tears in Chicago: Barack Obama Emotionally Tells Campaign Volunteers His Story

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I think that even Obama’s detractors might want to see this one.

I like this guy. I think he’s going places.

(Also note: no teleprompter.)

Obama thanking volunteers

My big disappointment with him right now is that he doesn’t start off speeches with “Salaam Alekum” just to freak out the bigots.

Here’s some tidbits from a piece on another site:

This happened yesterday, November 7.

It happened at Obama HQ in Chicago.

Obama gets emotional several times, but the human magic happens from 3:22 to 3:59.

The guy that speaks out when Obama starts crying seems to be saying, “Hold on, Barack, hold on”, in a sort of communal, sermonic, “testifying” exchange. …

Those dudes by the wall to the right of Obama are David Axelrod (with the glorious ‘stache) and Jim Messina (who threw an epic fist pump at 0:03). …

More about Messina: Messina was in charge of the campaign. He was the David Plouffe of 2012. And boy did he knock that out of the ballpark. You can read here about the highly secretive data-crunching team Messina put together that is at the heart of why Obama got re-elected.

Make fun of those tears, radical Republicans. We can still hear you, so the hole that you’ve dug for yourselves is not yet deep enough.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)