I am taken aback by this Joe the Plumber guy. Well, not him exactly. Poor guy had no idea he was going to be the Next American Celebrity, he just asked the guy who wants to be President a question.
Now people are digging into his life and reporters seem to be talking to him 24/7. The question has been raised about how well the McCain campaign vetted the man before he mentioned him in the debate.
Joe is just a guy on a rope line. Obama let him ask the question. If Obama is not pleased with how his answer to the question played out, how is that Joe's fault? Why does it matter if "Joe," as it's now being written, goes by his middle name? Lots of people go by their middle names. No, his life isn't perfect. He's not making what they say he said he's making. That's because he didn't say that's what he was making, he said he was looking at buying a business that made that.
But none of that matters because it's not in line with the way Obama wants to be seen. Not because of the question Joe asked but because of the answer Obama gave.
So essentially Obama, his staff, the media who can't get off these stories about Joe, and the lefty supporters who keep talking about everything that is wrong with Joe, are essentially telling us all that we are not worthy to talk to the people who want to be elected. Or maybe we are but they get to look at all our financial records and the list of websites we've looked at first.
But the big scoop is: Joe asked a really good question. And, in my humble opinion, Obama gave him an honest answer. That's the important bit.
Here's hoping Joe survives the election. He may be the best thing that's happened to it.Posted by Sea Rover at October 17, 2008 2:07 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE