America - Two Men, Two Visions [world Service]

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01The Documentary2012101620121020 (WS)

What are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's visions for America?

America's presidential election campaign, now in its closing stages, sees two leaders - and two parties - perhaps more deeply divided than at any time in recent memory.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak of two very different visions for America. Mr Romney celebrates the rugged individualism of a country where people build their own success and government keeps out of the way. Mr Obama says government can be a force for good, that citizens have obligations to each other. What do the two men represent? From which former presidents do they draw their inspiration?

As America struggles to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s, what have we learned about the man who promised hope and change four years ago? Did a candidate who seemed so radical turn into a more conventional president? And what exactly does Mitt Romney believe?

Our Washington correspondent, Paul Adams, has been talking to the men and women advising the two candidates, as well as former White House insiders and historians.

01The Documentary2012101620121020 (WS)

What are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's visions for America?

America's presidential election campaign, now in its closing stages, sees two leaders - and two parties - perhaps more deeply divided than at any time in recent memory.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak of two very different visions for America. Mr Romney celebrates the rugged individualism of a country where people build their own success and government keeps out of the way. Mr Obama says government can be a force for good, that citizens have obligations to each other. What do the two men represent? From which former presidents do they draw their inspiration?

As America struggles to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s, what have we learned about the man who promised hope and change four years ago? Did a candidate who seemed so radical turn into a more conventional president? And what exactly does Mitt Romney believe?

Our Washington correspondent, Paul Adams, has been talking to the men and women advising the two candidates, as well as former White House insiders and historians.

01The Ideological Divide - The Documentary20121016

What are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's visions for America?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

America's presidential election campaign, now in its closing stages, sees two leaders - and two parties - perhaps more deeply divided than at any time in recent memory.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak of two very different visions for America. Mr Romney celebrates the rugged individualism of a country where people build their own success and government keeps out of the way. Mr Obama says government can be a force for good, that citizens have obligations to each other. What do the two men represent? From which former presidents do they draw their inspiration?

As America struggles to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s, what have we learned about the man who promised hope and change four years ago? Did a candidate who seemed so radical turn into a more conventional president? And what exactly does Mitt Romney believe?

Our Washington correspondent, Paul Adams, has been talking to the men and women advising the two candidates, as well as former White House insiders and historians.

(Image: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Credit: AFP/Getty)

01The Ideological Divide - The Documentary20121020

What are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's visions for America?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

America's presidential election campaign, now in its closing stages, sees two leaders - and two parties - perhaps more deeply divided than at any time in recent memory.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak of two very different visions for America. Mr Romney celebrates the rugged individualism of a country where people build their own success and government keeps out of the way. Mr Obama says government can be a force for good, that citizens have obligations to each other. What do the two men represent? From which former presidents do they draw their inspiration?

As America struggles to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s, what have we learned about the man who promised hope and change four years ago? Did a candidate who seemed so radical turn into a more conventional president? And what exactly does Mitt Romney believe?

Our Washington correspondent, Paul Adams, has been talking to the men and women advising the two candidates, as well as former White House insiders and historians.

(Image: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Credit: AFP/Getty)

02Power and Foreign Policy - The Documentary20121018

How the presidential candidates believe the US should interact with the rest of the world

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

America's presidential election campaign, now in its closing stages, sees two leaders - and two parties - perhaps more deeply divided than at any time in recent memory.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak of two very different visions for America. Mr Romney celebrates the rugged individualism of a country where people build their own success and government keeps out of the way. Mr Obama says government can be a force for good, that citizens have obligations to each other. What do the two men represent? From which former presidents do they draw their inspiration?

As America struggles to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s, what have we learned about the man who promised hope and change four years ago? Did a candidate who seemed so radical turn into a more conventional president? And what exactly does Mitt Romney believe?

Our Washington correspondent, Paul Adams, has been talking to the men and women advising the two candidates, as well as former White House insiders and historians.

(Image: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Credit: AFP/Getty)

02Power and Foreign Policy - The Documentary20121019

How the presidential candidates believe the US should interact with the rest of the world

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

America's presidential election campaign, now in its closing stages, sees two leaders - and two parties - perhaps more deeply divided than at any time in recent memory.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak of two very different visions for America. Mr Romney celebrates the rugged individualism of a country where people build their own success and government keeps out of the way. Mr Obama says government can be a force for good, that citizens have obligations to each other. What do the two men represent? From which former presidents do they draw their inspiration?

As America struggles to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s, what have we learned about the man who promised hope and change four years ago? Did a candidate who seemed so radical turn into a more conventional president? And what exactly does Mitt Romney believe?

Our Washington correspondent, Paul Adams, has been talking to the men and women advising the two candidates, as well as former White House insiders and historians.

(Image: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Credit: AFP/Getty)

02Power and Foreign Policy - The Documentary20121020

How the presidential candidates believe the US should interact with the rest of the world

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

America's presidential election campaign, now in its closing stages, sees two leaders - and two parties - perhaps more deeply divided than at any time in recent memory.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak of two very different visions for America. Mr Romney celebrates the rugged individualism of a country where people build their own success and government keeps out of the way. Mr Obama says government can be a force for good, that citizens have obligations to each other. What do the two men represent? From which former presidents do they draw their inspiration?

As America struggles to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s, what have we learned about the man who promised hope and change four years ago? Did a candidate who seemed so radical turn into a more conventional president? And what exactly does Mitt Romney believe?

Our Washington correspondent, Paul Adams, has been talking to the men and women advising the two candidates, as well as former White House insiders and historians.

(Image: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Credit: AFP/Getty)

02The Documentary2012101820121019 (WS)
20121020 (WS)

What are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's visions for America?

America's presidential election campaign, now in its closing stages, sees two leaders - and two parties - perhaps more deeply divided than at any time in recent memory.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney speak of two very different visions for America. Mr Romney celebrates the rugged individualism of a country where people build their own success and government keeps out of the way. Mr Obama says government can be a force for good, that citizens have obligations to each other. What do the two men represent? From which former presidents do they draw their inspiration?

As America struggles to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s, what have we learned about the man who promised hope and change four years ago? Did a candidate who seemed so radical turn into a more conventional president? And what exactly does Mitt Romney believe?

Our Washington correspondent, Paul Adams, has been talking to the men and women advising the two candidates, as well as former White House insiders and historians.