Obama, comfortably ahead in national polls, was getting a later start with a rally in Jacksonville at midday and a swing through longtime GOP bastions that might go to his Democratic Party this time.
â€œI feel pretty peaceful,â€ Obama said on the Russ Parr Morning Show.
â€œThe question is going to be who wants it more,â€ he added. â€œAnd I hope that our supporters want it bad, because I think the country needs it.â€
It has been the longest and most expensive presidential contest ever â€” featuring for the first time an African-American as a major party standardbearer.