Obama’s `Loins’ Drive Final Appeal

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with senior campaign advisor David Axelrod following Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

David Axelrod has known Barack Obama a long time.

Yet the senior political adviser to the president of the United States says he’s never seen Obama “more exhilarated than he is right now.”

He’s watching Obama make the closing arguments of his re-election campaign, with a three-stop tour today through Ohio, the most hard-fought state of the election campaign, one which has been essential to any Republican’s formula for winning the White House, one where Obama holds a narrow advantage over Republican Mitt Romney in opinion polls.

It’s Obama 50 percent, Romney 47 percent in a CNN/ORC International poll released today.

Today, Axelrod said in Lima, Ohio, the energy in Obama’s speeches is coming from “his loins.”

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