Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered his final campaign speech in a chilly Des Moines, Iowa Monday night in remarks peppered with references to his 2008 campaign and the Iowa caucus victory that helped catapult his political career.
"I've come back to Iowa one more time to ask for your vote," Obama told the battleground crowd. "Help us finish what we started because this is where our movement of change began."
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Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - President Barack Obama characterized his place in the upcoming election in surprising terms Sunday, slightly reframing a line he first used Saturday night.
"I looked at David Plouffe and some of you know he's my big campaign bus smart guy, Plouffe and I looked at each other and we said you know what? We're no longer relevant now, we're props," Obama told the crowd of 14,000 outside the Concord state capitol building.
Lima, Ohio (CNN) – David Axelrod described the message coming from President Barack Obama days before Election Day as "coming from his loins."
"I've never seen him more exhilarated than he is right now. He believes in what he's doing. He believes in what he's fighting for," Axelrod told reporters Friday after the president's event in Lima, Ohio. "You can see in the speech that he's delivering that this is coming from his loins."
Hilliard, Ohio (CNN) - In auto manufacturing heavy Ohio Friday, President Barack Obama took on recent attacks from Mitt Romney over his efforts toward that industry, saying the charges prove the former governor is attempting to scare Americans into supporting him.
"You don't scare hard working Americans just to scare up some votes," Obama told a crowd of 2,800 in small town Hilliard, Ohio. "That's not what being president is all about, that's not leadership."
Cleveland (CNN) - President Barack Obama capped off his 48 hours of campaigning at an Ohio rally Thursday complete with the most presidential of backdrops – Air Force One.
The president de-planed in Cleveland to address supporters on the tarmac and once again encouraged early voting, something he did himself earlier in the day.
EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. Here is a brief report from one team:
Tampa, Florida (CNN) – One audible sign that President Barack Obama's marathon campaign schedule is taking a toll: his voice.
"My voice is getting a little hoarse, but I'm just going to keep on keeping on until every single person out there is going to vote," Obama told a crowd of 8,500 at a park in Tampa.
Delray Beach, Florida (CNN) – President Barack Obama evaluated his debate performance on Tuesday, the morning after his last showdown with Gov. Mitt Romney, and ramped up his "Romnesia" rhetoric, saying Romney's performance Monday night put him at "stage three."
At a rally in battleground Florida the president said Romney shifted his positions on the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq and his commitment to taking down Osama bin Laden.
Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - Sen. John Kerry seized on a recent comment by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to describe his experience playing Romney in President Barack Obama's debate prep.
"I was chosen from binders of senators," Kerry told CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin. "I got pretty good at being the other guy, so good that when I went home my dog growled at me so I knew I was doing well."
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Denver (CNN) – President Barack Obama fired back at Mitt Romney in his first post-debate stop in Denver Thursday, contrasting the Romney he saw at the debate with the Romney seen on the campaign trail over the last year.
"We had our first debate last night, and when I got onto the stage I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney," Obama told the crowd of roughly 12,300. "But it couldn't have been the real Mitt Romney."
New York (CNN) – He may be known for his cool temperament, but the first lady can bring out another side of President Barack Obama.
"I can make him mad any number of ways," Michelle Obama told ABC's "The View" in an interview set to air Tuesday.