Just 13 days until election day and the candidates plan to spend almost every waking hour on the campaign trail. In many states the campaigns don't want voters to wait for November 6th - they want them to cast their ballots right now. CBS News correspondent Tara Mergener, said, "President Obama boarded Air Force One for the start of a campaign marathon. He's covering more than 5,000 miles today. The five state swing ends in Florida early Thursday morning. The president is trying to convince undecided voters that he should be re-elected."
Barack Obama, said, "we can't go back to what got us into this mess, we need to move forward to what's getting us out of this mess."
Mitt Romney is a frequent flier as well. He's criss-crossing the country this week. With rallies in Nevada and Iowa today. Tuesday, it was Nevada and Colorado.
Mitt Romney, said, "We don't have to settle for what we've seen over the past four years, Americans are tired of being tired, we can do better."
Mergerner, said, "Polls show the race for the white house is too close to call - and with less than two weeks until election day - the candidates know every vote counts. The election will likely come down to nine battleground states...and that's where both campaigns are spending almost all their money and time . Paul Ryan and Joe Biden have been dispatched to the all -important Ohio and both campaigns are relying on star power.
"We need someone to turn it around fast and that man is Mitt Romney." Clint Eastwood is featured in a new ad supporting Romney.
"I'm voting for the man who got Osama" Bruce Springsteen is hitting swing states for the president. Both candidates hope celebrity endorsements will push supporters to the polls - right now, early voting is underway in many battleground states. "Anyone here who has not yet voted, I want you to go vote." The president is taking his own advice.... he plans to vote in Illinois tomorrow. Tara Mergener, CBS News, Washington."