Nightly News | November 05, 2012
>> also rode through ohio today. his final stop in ohio , however, nbc's kristen -- welker has more.
>> reporter: president obama is defending his firewall last stop right here in iowa, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes . it is the last push, today, the president traveled more than a thousand miles through the three midwestern battleground states he sees as critical to the election, from wisconsin.
>> are you fired up? to ohio , where he continues to capitalize on the auto bailout.
>> i'm proud we saved the auto industry , but i'm even prouder that we're making better cars now.
>> reporter: before wrapping the day in iowa. between stops he is conducting ten interviews on board air force one, targeting specific media outlets that include young voters, latinos and young americans .
>> we have you come too far to go back now, to let our hearts grow faint, now is the time to keep pushing forward.
>> reporter: he is also enlisting high watt supporters, bill clinton , and bruce springsteen rallying for him.
>> president obama last time as a man of hope and change. and you hear a lot of talk about how things are different now, things are not any different now, it is just more real, it is crunch time now.
>> reporter: whatever the future holds, this is the president's last day of campaigning ever, a day mixed with nostalgia. he holds his last rally with the first lady, where it all began four years ago, with his first major victory. now obama campaign officials say they are feeling confident today based on their internal polling. once the president wraps the event here in des moines , he will head out to his home town of chicago, to watch the returns, aides say he was playing a game of basketball. and e-mailed former bodyguard reggie, asking to help set up that game.
>> and where it will get wild later on this evening, kristen, thank you, our political