(KCEN) -- Gov. Mitt Romney says he's the candidate of "big change" as he continues his tour of Ohio today.
Romney began his day with a rally before about 3,000 supporters at a Cincinnati jet parts factory.
The governor's message is that he's the candidate of "big change" while the Obama campaign is about "smaller things" and the failed status quo.
Romney said, "Our campaign is about big things .... We recognize that this is a year with a big choice, and Americans want to see big changes and I'm going to bring it to this country."
Meanwhile President Obama this afternoon touted the expected endorsement of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The President says Powell's endorsement is a nod of support to his record on foreign policy and defense.
Military spending and related issues are key in Virginia which is home to several bases and many civilian defense workers.
Obama said, "And every brave American who wears this uniform of this country should know that as long as I am your Commander in Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known."
The President left Virginia for Chicago, where he's casting his early ballot.
Romney also made two more stops in Ohio today.