President Obama is so excited about the final days of his final campaign that he feels it in his “loins,” a senior adviser said Friday.
“I’ve never seen him more exhilarated than he is right now,” senior campaign strategist David Axelrod said at a campaign stop with the president in Lima, Ohio. “He believes in what he’s fighting for. You can see in the speech that he’s delivering that this is coming from his loins.”
As if recognizing the awkwardness of the reference, Mr. Axelrod added quickly, “I just wanted to say ‘loins.’ I wanted to see if I could get ‘loins’ in the story.”
The president’s top campaign aide said Mr. Obama also is enthused by interacting with the public and by the knowledge that it’s his final political campaign.
“It is a very energizing thing for him,” Mr. Axelrod said. “This is the closing argument of his last campaign. He’s looking forward to the next four years, but he knows he’s never going to do this again. That, too, has him energized as he makes these final rounds.”