With the 2012 presidential election just a few days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. While the candidates’ stances on the economy, jobs and civil liberties are what many Americans consider the most divisive issues, there’s an aesthetic element to campaigns that often goes unnoticed.

With the 2012 presidential election just a few days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. While the candidates’ stances on the economy, jobs and civil liberties are what many Americans consider the most divisive issues, there’s an aesthetic element to campaigns that often goes unnoticed.

45. By REBECCA KAPLAN, SARAH HUISENGA / CBS NEWS/ October 4, 2012, 10:08 PM  Romney: Debate let voters "listen to substance"  Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. / AP PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

Romney: Debate let voters "listen to substance"

45. By REBECCA KAPLAN, SARAH HUISENGA / CBS NEWS/ October 4, 2012, 10:08 PM Romney: Debate let voters "listen to substance" Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. / AP PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

For the record - I will be voting for Obama. However, for many people out there, especially Republican women - I feel as though this little saying might hold true. The current Republican Presidential candidates scare the shit out of me - especially when it comes to women's rights.

For the record - I will be voting for Obama. However, for many people out there, especially Republican women - I feel as though this little saying might hold true. The current Republican Presidential candidates scare the shit out of me - especially when it comes to women's rights.

13. Sept. 21-Romney plans Pueblo rally Monday after Jefferson County on Sunday;    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a rally at Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug., 02, 2012. (THE DENVER POST file | Heather Rousseau)

Romney plans Pueblo rally Monday after Jefferson County on Sunday

13. Sept. 21-Romney plans Pueblo rally Monday after Jefferson County on Sunday; Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a rally at Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug., 02, 2012. (THE DENVER POST file | Heather Rousseau)

It’s no secret: Gas prices are on the rise, and they don’t appear to be dipping anytime soon. This simply means that President Barack Obama will have to fight a little harder to keep his job, and the 2012 Republican presidential candidates will have to pitch convincing arguments regarding their ability to make things better following this year’s explosive general election. The real question, however, is: Whose fault is it really that the gas prices are so high?

It’s no secret: Gas prices are on the rise, and they don’t appear to be dipping anytime soon. This simply means that President Barack Obama will have to fight a little harder to keep his job, and the 2012 Republican presidential candidates will have to pitch convincing arguments regarding their ability to make things better following this year’s explosive general election. The real question, however, is: Whose fault is it really that the gas prices are so high?

Republican presidential candidates got to spend a rare week with their families at home for the holiday rather than trekking the frosty roads of Iowa and New Hampshire — one of the biggest dividends to emerge so far from the GOP’s painful 2012 post-mortem on how they managed to lose an election party leaders believed was theirs to win.

Republican presidential candidates got to spend a rare week with their families at home for the holiday rather than trekking the frosty roads of Iowa and New Hampshire — one of the biggest dividends to emerge so far from the GOP’s painful 2012 post-mortem on how they managed to lose an election party leaders believed was theirs to win.

50.By SARAH HUISENGA / CBS NEWS/ October 7, 2012, 7:11 PM  Confident Romney continues shift to center in Fla.  Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., center, waves before introducing Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, second from left, and his wife Ann, left, during a campaign rally, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. / AP PHOTO

Confident Romney continues shift to center

50.By SARAH HUISENGA / CBS NEWS/ October 7, 2012, 7:11 PM Confident Romney continues shift to center in Fla. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., center, waves before introducing Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, second from left, and his wife Ann, left, during a campaign rally, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. / AP PHOTO

President Trump has picked former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. That’s despite the fact that Huntsman called on Trump to back out of the 2016 presidential race after the release of the vulgar “Access Hollywood” tape. Huntsman, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has held two previous ambassadorships, but given all the attention on Russia’s reported meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties to the Trump campaign, the job is sure to be under…

President Trump taps Jon Huntsman to be ambassador to Russia

President Trump has picked former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. That’s despite the fact that Huntsman called on Trump to back out of the 2016 presidential race after the release of the vulgar “Access Hollywood” tape. Huntsman, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has held two previous ambassadorships, but given all the attention on Russia’s reported meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties to the Trump campaign, the job is sure to be under…

Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shakes hands with supporters after speaking with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during the Mooresville Victory Rally August 12, 2012 at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.  Mitt Romney will make stops in Florida and Ohio during his four-day bus tour.

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Campaigns With His Vice Presidential Pick Rep. Paul Ryan

Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shakes hands with supporters after speaking with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during the Mooresville Victory Rally August 12, 2012 at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina. Mitt Romney will make stops in Florida and Ohio during his four-day bus tour.

#195 Oct. 19-Stand-up: Obama and Romney Draw Laughs at Dinner;   President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, laugh with Cardinal Timothy Dolan during the Archdiocese of New York's 67th Annual Alfred. E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. In keeping with tradition, candidates prepare humorous

In Wisconsin, Sanders Appeals to Like-Minded Liberals

#195 Oct. 19-Stand-up: Obama and Romney Draw Laughs at Dinner; President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, laugh with Cardinal Timothy Dolan during the Archdiocese of New York's 67th Annual Alfred. E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. In keeping with tradition, candidates prepare humorous

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