Watch: Obama Cries During Inspirational Speech to Young Volunteers

In a video posted to YouTube, President Barack Obama delivers a truly inspirational speech to the young people who devoted their time to helping him win re-election. Obama tells the young volunteers about coming to Chicago at the age of 25, committed to making a difference but not sure how. The President says his experience as a community organizer helped make him a man. "When I come here and I look at all of you, what comes to mind is not that you guys actually remind me of myself, it’s the fact that you are so much better than I was in so many ways." 


"You’re just starting. 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.”

Watch the President tear up below.

#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.