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.

From left to right, former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, and President Barack Obama, wave on stage together during a campaign event at Capitol Square, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

From left to right, former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, and President Barack Obama, wave on stage together during a campaign event at Capitol Square, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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