McCain Speaks With Joe The Plumber

John McCain says he's had his first chance to speak with "Joe the Plumber," who's become a major talking point in his presidential campaign.

McCain has repeatedly invoked "Joe the Plumber," an Ohio man named Joe Wurzelbacher who became famous when he questioned Barack Obama about his tax proposals. Obama told him that "when you
spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." The McCain campaign was quick to jump on that remark.

Speaking in Melbourne, Florida, McCain says Wurzelbacher's
spirits "are good and he's a tough guy." He encouraged the crowd to "send Joe an e-mail and tell him you're with him."

Earlier today, McCain charged that Obama and his campaign have been attacking Wurzelbacher. In fact, Obama and Joe Biden have
attacked McCain for portraying Wurzelbacher as representative of most blue-collar workers.


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  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:17 PM
    Obuma is walking through a neighborhood and gets asked a question. His response is that it's good to share the wealth. OBUMA doesn't like the response so his henchmen "go after" the poor schmuck. America at it's best (Chicago style) And a look to the future (after Obuma is elected)?? The Gitmo folks have rights but not this poor guy who had the chutzpah to ask "the man" a question. Wow!!!
  • by Joker Location: nc on Oct 17, 2008 at 08:15 PM
    Joe Mcbush brought you into this mess!!! Obama defended you!
  • by Dianne Location: Greenville on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:54 PM
    John McCain is a desperate man. Today he blamed Obama for thrusting "Joe" into the national spotlight and violating his privacy, even though McCain is the one who first mentioned Joe in the debate! McCain referenced Joe 21 times, Obama 4 times. This is laughable! McCain claimed Obama went to Joe's house!
  • by ??? Location: NC on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:32 PM
    Joe has the experience that he needs to deal with Obama.Obama and a sewer pipe have much in common. They are both full of the same stuff.
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