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 walks to the podium as former President Bill Clinton waves to the crowd at right during a campaign event in the State Capitol Square, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama walks to the podium as former President Bill Clinton waves to the crowd at right during a campaign event in the State Capitol Square, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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