Speaking to reporters after President Obama's rally in Lima High School in Ohio Friday, longtime adviser David Axelrod said that the incumbent has never been more fired up. 

"I've known him for 20 years. We've worked closely for 10 years. 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," the senior campaign strategist said.  

"You can see in the speech that he’s delivering -- that he, that this is coming from his loins," Axelrod declared, adding, "I just wanted to say loins. I wanted to see if I could get loins in the story."

David Nakamura contributed to this report.