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 is joined by former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Gov. John Lynch, D-N.H. at a campaign event, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

President Barack Obama is joined by former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Gov. John Lynch, D-N.H. at a campaign event, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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