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.
In a major shift, education reformers are now influential at the highest levels of the party once dominated by the teachers unions.
Two weeks of partisan pageantry leave voters with little reason to believe either candidate has a better future to offer.
Once the vice-presidential nominee of a major political party, Palin now wonders why "bigwig elites" even know who she is.
In a perplexingly lifeless convention address, the president fails to live up to his reputation as a brilliant orator.
Traffic on the social-media service is massively higher for the Democratic convention this week than for last week's Republican gathering.
In an era of substance-free rhetoric, Clinton blew away the Democratic convention with a dense, didactic act of political persuasion.
John Hickenlooper, the nation's first brewer-turned-governor, is a bit skeptical of President Obama's newly disclosed home brew recipes.
The much-hyped keynoter launches the Democratic counterargument to Republicans' "We Built It" fervor.
The former governor of Ohio riles up the Democratic convention crowd with a series of zingers mocking Mitt Romney.
Fred Karger, the openly gay former presidential candidate, has crashed everything from Republican conventions to the Oscars. Here are his secrets.
What can the president hope to accomplish with his weeklong infomercial in Charlotte? The answer is complicated.
Seeking to define himself to voters at long last, Romney showcases the two most complicated parts of his profile: Mormonism and Bain Capital.
The GOP also-ran's latest venture has him seeking a return to his roots as the party's resident educator-cum-traveling salesman.
At the Republican convention, the former secretary of state was graceful and serious. The vice-presidential nominee came off as callow and glib.
Ron Paul-supporting Republican delegates staged a protest march and walked out of the convention hall -- and Romney supporters wished them good riddance.