Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right) listens as his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, speaks during a campaign stop at the NASCAR Technical Institute on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Mooresville, N.C. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right) listens as his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, speaks during a campaign stop at the NASCAR Technical Institute on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Mooresville, N.C. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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.

44. By WALT CRONKITE / CBS NEWS/ October 4, 2012, 11:02 PM  Romney: "47 percent" remarks "completely wrong"  Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a rally in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. / AP PHOTO/STEVE HELBER

Romney: "47 percent" remarks "completely wrong"

44. By WALT CRONKITE / CBS NEWS/ October 4, 2012, 11:02 PM Romney: "47 percent" remarks "completely wrong" Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a rally in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. / AP PHOTO/STEVE HELBER

#87 - 10/2/12 - PHOTO: US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 13, 2012.

Different Plans to Change the Tax Code

#87 - 10/2/12 - PHOTO: US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 13, 2012.

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

410 Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012  Candidates need binders full of unmarried parents  By Janice D'Arcy  President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talking past each other, and many parents. (Saul Loeb - AFP/Getty Images)

Candidates need binders full of unmarried parents

410 Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012 Candidates need binders full of unmarried parents By Janice D'Arcy President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talking past each other, and many parents. (Saul Loeb - AFP/Getty Images)

Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Friday that the party outsmarted itself in passing a 2012 rule that he said was aimed at blunting his influence on that summer's convention.

Ron Paul says GOP deserves convention rule controversy - CNNPolitics.com

Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Friday that the party outsmarted itself in passing a 2012 rule that he said was aimed at blunting his influence on that summer's convention.

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

Is This the End of Market Democracy?

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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…

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