Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks to journalists about his phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah on board his campaign plane on September 28, 2012. With 39 days to go for the election and polls showing an narrowing path to victory for the Republican nominee, Romney warned a second Obama term would be subsumed by economic malaise as he tried to draw the battle away from his own perceived missteps and back to the president's economic record. By Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images. Update from a reader:
I couldn't help but notice that Romney is sporting a tie with a lucky horseshoe and a four leaf clover. At this point, it seems he needs all the luck he can get!