06 November 2012 00:30 | By Thomas Oakey
Obama and Romney: Behind the scenes

Meeting the supporters

Meeting the supporters (© Brian Snyder / Reuters)
  • Meeting the supporters (© Brian Snyder / Reuters)
  • Rallying in New Hampshire (© Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)
  • Romney and running mate Ryan (© Brian Snyder / Reuters)
  • Sharing a laugh with Joe Biden (© Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)
  • Pizza time (© Brian Snyder / Reuters)
  • Campaign ice cream (© Larry Downing / Reuters)
  • Family games (© Brian Snyder / Reuters)
  • The President and his daughters (© Handout / Reuters)
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Months of travel on the campaign trail comes to an end for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Tuesday evening, as they find out who the people of America have voted president of the United States. The past seven months have seen both candidates involved in an exhausting stream of televised debates, public appearances and party rallies. However, there is a much lighter side to life behind the scenes of a presidential campaign, just as in this picture, where Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Romney gleefully shakes the hands of audience members at a campaign rally in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Click through the gallery to go behind the scenes and discover more about what life can be like on the campaign trail.

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