No dia seguinte à vitória nas eleições presidenciais, Barack Obama foi à sede de campanha em Chicago, agradecer ao staff e ao grupo de voluntários que contribuiram para a sua reeleição. Durante as breves palavras, Obama emocionou-se – e chorou. Lágrimas verdadeiras que deram mais força às palavras habitualmente inspiradoras.
“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. I’m absolutely confident that all of you are going to do amazing things.
Even before last night’s results, I felt that the work that I’d begun by running for office had come full circle because the work that you’ve 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.
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 my source of hope.”
O vídeo dura 5m27s – e vale mesmo a pena.