Until Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first debate, his stumbles served to obscure a series of missteps by the president.
Forget winning over the Gen X vote. Ryan's biggest fans are older voters who loved his respectful demeanor at the vice-presidential debate.
The vice president turns in a bizarre, hammy performance against Paul Ryan -- but maybe that was what the reeling Obama campaign needed.
With both running mates a drag on their respective tickets, their best-case scenario in Thursday's debate may be to do no harm.
For the first time in the 2012 campaign, the wind is at the Republican's back. But can he make it last -- and will it be enough?
As they did in the Republican primary, the presidential debates this year could be having a bigger effect than they have in elections past.
The state could be among the first to legalize marijuana with a November ballot initiative. What would that mean for America's pro-pot movement?
The Western swing state may offer the Republican his ripest opportunity to pick up electoral votes -- but locals wonder if he's blowing it.
Frustration, anger, and denial -- until now mainly heard from Romney partisans -- were on display among Colorado supporters of the president following his weak debate.
The president's lackluster debate performance has the right gloating -- and liberals wondering why he didn't fight harder.
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.