Speeches on the economy and the middle class in Illinois and Warrensburg, Mo. Wednesday were parts of a plan by President Obama.
President Obama said in Warrensburg he will take his message to a series of American towns in coming weeks.
In total, it was not a new theme.
At University of Central Missouri the President talked of making a college education more affordable.
He also spoke of building more ladders for people to climb to the middle class, if willing to work for it. He said he would make early childhood education a priority.