Obama’s pitch: Slow but 
steady gains for middle class

With the economy stuck in low gear and deficits soaring, President Obama’s closing argument to voters for his re-election Tuesday is that he is moving the nation on the fairest path for the middle class, however slowly.

Supporters cheer as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Rushville Middle School, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Lancaster, Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Supporters cheer as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Rushville Middle School, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Lancaster, Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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