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.

Romina Moreno, center, holds her daughter Natalie Pena, 12, left, to stay warm while waiting for former President Bill Clinton to arrive at Pullen Park in Raleigh, N.C., to speak at a rally for Barack Obama on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.  The former president has been traveling to several battleground states over the past week to try to stem any Republican tide for Mitt Romney and preserve Obama leads. (AP/Ted Richardson)

Romina Moreno, center, holds her daughter Natalie Pena, 12, left, to stay warm while waiting for former President Bill Clinton to arrive at Pullen Park in Raleigh, N.C., to speak at a rally for Barack Obama on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The former president has been traveling to several battleground states over the past week to try to stem any Republican tide for Mitt Romney and preserve Obama leads. (AP/Ted Richardson)

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