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.

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

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

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama laugh as Romney gets up to address the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, Romney in (mostly) friendly duel of wits

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama laugh as Romney gets up to address the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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)

The narrative of "there are now more takers than makers" in the US is not just insulting - it is plainly a lie. The arithmetic - the real winner of the 2012  election - backs it up. Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg.

Republican-Heavy Counties Eat Up Most Food-Stamp Growth

The narrative of "there are now more takers than makers" in the US is not just insulting - it is plainly a lie. The arithmetic - the real winner of the 2012 election - backs it up. Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg.

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…

Campaign Stops - Strong Opinions on the 2012 Election "" not afraid to talk about race,,,Contrary to what many Americans think, most people do in fact want a hand up and not a handout.""

Not Afraid to Talk About Race

Campaign Stops - Strong Opinions on the 2012 Election "" not afraid to talk about race,,,Contrary to what many Americans think, most people do in fact want a hand up and not a handout.""

#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.

thank you gas prices for making me consider a bicycle as  form of transportation

thank you gas prices for making me consider a bicycle as form of transportation

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