"In 2008, President Obama made lots of grandiose promises. Remember hope and change? Remember how he'd bring people together?" Ryan asked.
Ryan appeared with Virginia's Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell, U.S. Senate candidate George Allen and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Cantor predicted a Romney win by a wider margin than many expect. "We'll prove once and for all that Virginia is not a swing state. Virginia is a common sense, conservative Republican state," he said.
Some ardent Republicans, though, are on edge.
"It's still going to be too close to call. I'm hoping obviously that Romney and Ryan win because he's just driving the country into ruin, Obama is," said Rick Qualy, a retired Army sergeant major who lives in Chester. "We're just hoping for the best. If Obama wins there's not much we can do but put up with it — and go out and buy another gun and maybe a couple thousand rounds of ammo because that'll be outlawed soon too."