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.

President Barack Obama extends his arm and fingers to greet young supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Fifth Third Arena, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama extends his arm and fingers to greet young supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Fifth Third Arena, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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