The stakes are high for Mitt Romney because the debate will tell us where the campaign is headed.
In Appalachian coal country, Romney is now viewed with nearly as much suspicion as Obama -- and that may be the story of the 2012 election.
In a bid to reclaim his wonky reputation, Ryan unveils a chart-laden slide show on the campaign trail.
In a new commercial airing heavily in swing states, the entire script is Romney's leaked comments about "entitled," government-dependent "victims."
The GOP nominee's scattershot campaign and faltering poll numbers have Democrats in Ohio and elsewhere saying, "Thanks, Mitt!"
In this swing state, the central message of both the Obama and Romney campaigns is the same: I'm tough on China, and he's not.
Romney's comments about the "47 percent" -- an imagined Democratic-voting underclass -- highlighted a problem for Obama: His 2008 voters may not show up in 2012.
If he still believes "you can't change Washington from the inside," the president hasn't mastered the art of getting things done in the Capitol.
Catching up with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson, who's made marijuana legalization a centerpiece of his 2012 presidential campaign
They're not victims with an entitlement complex. They're not bitterly clinging to religion. And they favor Romney, but not by as wide a margin as he needs to win.
Could Gary Johnson’s turn as a pro-legalization Libertarian swing the presidential election?
Time and again, Romney doubles down rather than admit he's erred. Is he still terrified of being seen as a flip-flopper?
In decrying Obama voters as "victims" who are "dependent on government," Romney taps a favorite theme of Tea Party conservatives.
The Republican candidate hopes to convince voters he's turning the page -- by promising to keep doing exactly what he's been doing so far.
To "values voters," the problem with Romney's campaign is not enough red meat -- and not enough Paul Ryan.
His party worries that he's losing the election, but Romney appears no nimbler or more aggressive than before.
Here's what the crisis showed about how the candidates do -- and don't -- differ on foreign affairs.
As Republicans and Democrats alike judge his response to the embassy attacks harshly, this could be a turning point.
CC Goldwater reveres her grandfather's legacy -- and says he wouldn't recognize today's GOP. Last week in Charlotte, she helped renominate President Obama.
The fact that the president is pulling ahead in the polls means Mitt Romney missed his biggest opportunity of the race so far.