President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney outlined their visions for the next four years in op-ed pieces published by CNN and posted on WFMZ.com on Friday.
The pieces stand as the candidates' closing arguments in a hard-fought campaign that will come to an end when voters across the country head to the polls on Tuesday.
President Obama wrote that the nation has climbed out of recession and war to face a future where everyone gets a fair shot, does his fair share and plays by the same rules.
"We're not there yet. But we've made real progress," the president said.
Romney wrote that he offers the nation "real change and a real choice" that would speed economic recovery.
"We will produce more of the energy we need to heat our homes, fill our cars, and make our economy grow," Romney said.
Both candidates will spend the final few days of the campaign making their case to voters in the battleground states that could ultimately decide the outcome of the election.