(CNN) - President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney, in opinion pieces published Friday on CNN.com, both write that bipartisanship is the only way to solve the problems facing the country today.
Mitt Romney: My vision for America
"We've watched gridlock and petty conflict dominate while the most important issues confronting the nation, like chronic high unemployment, go unaddressed. The bickering has to end. I will end it. I will reach across the aisle to solve America's problems."
President Barack Obama: My vision for America
"Because when hardship hits, America is at its best. The petty differences that consume us in normal times quickly melt away. There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm - only fellow Americans. That's how we get through the most trying times: together."