LIMA, Ohio – As President Obama heads into the homestretch of a very close race, one of his closest aides says that the president is mindful that he’s entering a golden moment of his political career.
“He is very cognizant of the fact that this is his last campaign,” Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod told reporters after a campaign stop in this battleground state. “This is the closing argument of his last campaign, and he so believes in public service. ... But he knows that he’s never going to do this again, and that, too, has him energized as he make these final rounds.”
As he finished up his third speech of the day here in Lima, Obama was hoarse, but Axelrod said he’s been exhilarated by getting outside the bubble he lives in in Washington.
Axelrod, a longtime political strategist from Chicago, has known Obama for 20 years and his been working with him closely for the last 10 years.
“I have never seen him more exhilarated than he is right now,” Axelrod said. “He believes in what he is doing. He believes in what he is fighting for.
“You can see in the speech that he’s delivering that this is coming from his loins,” Axelrod said.
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