Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan wrapped up a full day of campaigning in Virginia Friday, just six days after Mitt Romney introduced Ryan as his running mate in Norfolk.
At two campaign stops, he attacked President Obama for going after Romney's record.
"So really what we have here is we have a president who's run out of ideas," Ryan said. "And therefore, we have a president who has decided that his campaign is going to be based on frustration and anger. Hope and change has now become attack and blame."
Ryan made stops at two high schools, one in Glen Allen and another in Springfield. That's five campaign stops in the commonwealth since last Saturday and they surely won't be the last before November.
"We'll be seeing a lot of them," UVA Center For Politics Director Larry Sabato said. "Look, for decades, Virginia was the Bulgaria of American politics. Now it's the Paris. Everybody wants to come and stay."
Sabato says despite Ryan's appeal with conservative voters, visits from the V. P. candidate don't usually mean much come Election Day.
"I'm a minimalist when it comes to vice presidential candidates," Sabato said. "They're never as important on Election Day as they seem on the day they're announced."
Still, Ryan's going to try and help Romney win a state Democrats won in 2008 for the first time in four decades.
"We cannot continue to reward the politics of the past, and we won't do that. We will lead. We will take on the tough issues. We want to earn your support," Ryan said.
Ryan's headed to Florida Saturday. That's another swing state with a big elderly population. There, he's sure to get questions about the controversial Medicare reform he's championed as a congressman.
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