When Joe Biden emerged from a sea of blue campaign signs Monday afternoon, the metaphor was clear. The Obama-Biden ticket wants to keep Virginia blue. That is why Biden made one last stop in crucial Virginia, specifically in key Loudoun County.
The crowd chanted: "We love Joe!" At Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Va., the Vice President spoke about the "stark" differences between the Democratic and Republican tickets. He says Romney and Ryan never stick to any one position.
"They're like a kid trying to outrun their shadow," says Biden. "But they don't know - the only time their shadow catches up with them is when the sun goes down and it's going down tomorrow night for them. It's going down."
Ruth Everhart says she is here because of issues like women's rights and education. She describes her feeling right now as "very, very hopeful. Optimistic."
"Barack and I believe that my daughter and his daughters and my four granddaughters are entitled to every single opportunity that my sons have and every single opportunity my grandsons have. No exceptions," says Biden.
Many of those in the crowd are campaign volunteers, who have already been out canvassing.
"I came out to see Joe Biden. I'm really excited about this election. Really confident about it," says John Stevens of Sterling.
An Obama field organizer in Loudoun County told the crowd getting out the vote is incredibly important. He told them: "If you can knock on just one door, make that commitment."
On stage with Biden were Virginia's top Democrats with arms in the air. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine were hammering home the message.
"Make a plan, bring a friend and make sure that you get out and vote," says Kaine.
"It's really fun to be in Virginia this year," says Everhart. "To be in a swing state and to matter. You feel like your vote really does count."