The 2012 Presidential Campaign In 24 Magazine Covers

It’s hard to believe this thing is finally wrapping up. A look back at the campaign’s most memorable magazine covers.

1. Remember that time we didn’t know who the Republican nominee would be?

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2. We didn’t know if it would be Mitt.

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3. Or Michele.

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5. Or Sarah. (OMG, seriously, remember when we thought she might run?)

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6. Everyone kind of knew it was going to be Mitt, but Republicans weren’t totally in love with him.

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7. Until they looked at their other options and realized that maybe they were.

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8. Newt put up a good fight.

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9. So did Rick.

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10. And Democrats loved watching the Republicans duke it out.

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11. But eventually, Mitt became the nominee.

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12. And Paul became his running mate.

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13. The campaign was expected to be expensive.

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14. And not as fun as 2008.

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15. There were conventions.

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17. And debates.

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21. And oh so many ads and tweets and commercials that drove us crazy.

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22. But eventually, it came down to the wire.

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23. And Americans had to make up their minds.

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24. Who’s it going to be?

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25. We shall see!

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