Republican presidential candidate and Texas congressman Ron Paul at Iowa State University in Ames on Aug. 13, 2011. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Campaign posters are seen in a snowbank outside a polling place in January 2008 in Manchester, N.H. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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During his three-day bus tour recently, President Obama discussed job creation. At one town hall, he mentioned a training program in Georgia that allows companies to train prospective employees temporarily while they still receive an unemployment check. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry (left) shakes hands with a supporter as he goes onstage at the Polk County GOP summer picnic event held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Saturday. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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President Obama addresses the 93rd American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday. Cory Ryan/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets veterans after addressing the national conference of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday in San Antonio. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Jarrid Gonyea and his wife, Michelle, check out damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Hurricane Road in Keene, N.Y., on Monday. The costs of the storm that stretched across the Eastern Seaboard are estimated to be in the billions. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption

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