Every four years they rise, ready to battle for the most coveted of prizes - the presidency of the United States. Candidates polish their stance to convince the rest of the nation that they are capable of redeeming their country's glory, of changing the current climate of discord. I was hired to follow Mitt Romney through Iowa and New Hampshire as he shook hands, kissed babies and tried to convince the constituency that he should be their next leader. Being on a campaign and learning from veteran political photographers was the opportunity of a lifetime, and I gained valuable experience, though my own views did not necessarily align with the candidate. Governor Romney's efforts led to primary victories in both states (until IA changed its mind) and the the beginning of an unusually long primary season.