President Obama and former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands in the Oval Office after their lunch Thursday at the White House. Pete Souza/White House Photo/UPI/Landov hide caption

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President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney the last time they got together, at their Oct. 22 presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla. Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic party volunteer Matt Lattanzi worked door to door for the Obama campaign while canvassing in a Youngstown, Ohio, apartment building on Oct. 28. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A sea of self-motivated individuals or a web of interdependent talents? Both, of course. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before the vote, GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate (Rep. Paul Ryan, in the background) were guarded by watchful Secret Service agents. After results came in, the agents quickly disappeared. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Some of the faces of those who supported the president, at his victory rally Tuesday in Chicago. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at a campaign rally at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on Monday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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A citizen votes on a paper ballot during the final day of early voting Monday in Lancaster, Ohio. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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