Obama Says He Loves You, Middle Class

Cedar Rapids (7/10/12): THE PRESIDENT And then when I came to Iowa for the presidential campaign -- first stop, Cedar Rapids -- (applause) -- first stop. AUDIENCE: We love you! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) Obama claims he is a champion of the middle class. "I'm a warrior for the middle class." "We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We've got to have middle class families up in front." "Responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses who ... take advantage of middle-class families." "In an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class." "I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans." From Cedar Rapids to Cincinnati, to Hampton Rhodes, wherever middle-class votes might be the key, Obama is on message. Iowa Obama won Iowa in 2008 by a decisive 9.54 percentage points.  Today, the...(Read Full Article)