CNN — How is President Obama feeling about tonight's third, and final, face off with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney?
Vice president Joe Biden revealed at least one tidbit about the president based on a private phone call he had - with the first lady.
"I just spoke with Michelle [Obama], which I'm speaking of a classy woman, a classy, bright lady," Biden said early on at a campaign rally in Lorain, Ohio. "And he's excited for the debate tonight."
Biden continued: "Of course, this will be his third debate. And I had my one debate with Congressman Ryan. And one thing I think has come across clear to the American people is that we really have fundamentally different views on how to move this nation forward. And a fundamentally different value set than the other team does."
Biden's comments came at the second of two events in Ohio on Monday. The vice president is scheduled to campaign here through Wednesday. In one appearance, Biden will make a rare, joint appearance with the president, hours after the debate.
That appearance will happen Tuesday in Dayton.