The Washington Times - November 7, 2012, 04:11PM

With the election behind him and a second term cinched, President Obama visited his Chicago campaign headquarters Wednesday afternoon to thank staff and volunteers for their hard work throughout the campaign.

As he entered the building, the office erupted in applause with aides rising to their feet to give him a standing ovation with some scrambling on top of desk to get a good look at him.

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The president told the assembled foot soldiers that he derives much of his motivation and inspiration from the work they do every day and spent more than a half an hour circling the office and shaking hands.