By BRIAN A. HOWEY INDIANAPOLIS - Republican presidential nominee John McCain finally made it back home to Indiana at the literal 11th hour Monday rally, saying at the end of a 17-minute speech, "Indiana, I'm counting on you tomorrow." Earlier, McCain said, "We're going to win this election and we're gonna start right here in the Hoosier state." Because most of the polls close at 6 p.m., Indiana is traditionally one of the first states to appear on one of the red or blue Electoral College boards, sometimes a few minutes after the polls close. With Indiana a true tossup and the polls closing an hour later in Lake County, Indiana isn't expected to report until later in the evening. McCain's speech, with wife Cindy and Gov. Mitch Daniels on stage, was an assemblage of campaign quips and slogans, in contrast to Obama's so-called "soaring oratory." At one point, McCain said, "Obama, Pelosi and Reid: tax and spend, tax and spend, elect, elect." He called Obama the "most literal Democrat" in the Senate, "more liberal than the guy from Vermont who was a socialist." [caption id="attachment_2237" align="alignright" width="400" caption="A young boy holds up a campaign sign as GOP presidential candidate John McCain spoke in Indianapolis on Monday. (HPI Photos by A. Walker Shaw)"]A young boy holds up a campaign sign as GOP presidential candidate John McCain spoke in Indianapolis on Monday. (HPI Photos by A. Walker Shaw)[/caption] "We're going to drill off shore and we're gonna drill now," McCain said as the crowd at the Indianapolis International Airport began to chant, "Drill baby drill; drill baby drill." McCain took aim at recent Obama remarks in San Francisco and said that the Democrat would "bankrupt" the coal industry, a big employer in Southwestern Indiana. "I'm not makin' that up," McCain said. "When I am elected president we'll lower the cost of energy and create millions of jobs." Later, McCain said, "That attack on Joe The Plumber is an attack on all small business. He thinks that taxes are too low, I think that taxes are too high." McCain took aim at the press, saying, "Pundits have written us off. They don't know it but the Mac is Back!" The crowds began chanting, "Mac is back; Mac is back." Daniels told the crowd, "I was sent out here for one purpose: Do y'all know how to welcome the next president of the United States?" Virtually all recent polls show Indiana too close to call. It was McCain's third visit to the state and the first since July 1 for a close fundraiser. In February, McCain had a town hall meeting. Neither of the first two events were open to the general public like the one today. It is compared to 48 for Obama, with one more from the Illinois Democrat coming on Election Day. Obama's Indianapolis Election Day visit is not being billed as a general press availability, but a final chance to meet and greet voters. It will likely be his final pre-return campaign appearance. Obama is expected to see at least 70,000 people at Chicago's Grant Park on Election Night.