Contrary to the belief of Obama worshippers, the real Christian Messiah is not a fast-talking Chicago politician. The real Christian Messiah is an unlicensed carpenter.
For the McCain Campaign, the savior might be an unlicensed plumber. Michael Barone hints that The Plumber might be the McCain “gamechanger”:
Can Joe Wurzelbacher, Joe the Plumber from Ohio, change the course of this campaign? That’s one question that was raised at the third presidential debate. Wurzelbacher is the man who, in a moment caught on YouTube, confronts Barack Obama on his plan to raise taxes on people like him. Obama, sotto voce, replies that he wants to “spread the wealth around.” In the third consecutive week in which the headlines of the financial crisis have prompted both candidates to denounce “Wall Street greed,” the image of those whom Obama would tax higher was suddenly not an investment banker but a plumber. [snip]
In three debates, the spin artists go on, Obama has shown that he more than meets the minimal standards for the office, as Ronald Reagan did in the single debate in 1980, and in a year like that one, in which most voters want the in party out, that will be enough. But the 1980 debate was on the Thursday before the election, and the decisive swing came over the weekend. Voters took almost every minute they could. Will they take more time this year, and give some thought to Joe the Plumber?
Whether it is Americans recovering from the rapid and varied economic shocks of the past few weeks and/or Joe – The Plumber, the latest polls show the race is once again tightening. Gallup “Traditional” (a.k.a. a typical and traditional sample of Americans) and Gallup “Expanded” (a.k.a. the pro-Obama adjustment) have the race at 2% and 4%, respectively.
We suspect the savage attacks against average citizen Joe – The Plumber, for merely asking a question, by Obama and Biden personally, as well as attacks by Obama thugs on Big Blogs and Big Media are reminding voters of the “You’re likeable enough, Hillary” episode which revealed to many Americans the real nature of Barack Obama’s character.
John McCain, as we suggested, is defending Joe – The Plumber. John McCain says Barack Obama’s Out To Flush Joe The Plumber:
Forget Joe the Plumber. Now it’s Joe the Martyr.
That’s how John McCain made it sound Friday as he accused Democrats of smearing the nation’s most famous unlicensed plumber, Ohioan Joe Wurzelbacher.
“The response from Sen. [Barack] Obama and his campaign yesterday was to attack Joe,” he said in Miami. “People are digging through his personal life, and he has TV crews camped out in front of his house.”
McCain made “Joe the Plumber” a talking point at the final debate because he gave Obama an earful of skepticism about the Democrat’s tax plans.
Since then, reporters and bloggers have reported Wurzelbacher lacks a plumbing license and has a $1,200 tax lien against him.
“He didn’t ask for Sen. Obama to come to his house,” said McCain. “He wasn’t recruited or prompted by our campaign. He just asked a question. And Americans ought to be able to ask Sen. Obama tough questions without being smeared.”
Obama’s No. 2 Joe Biden, appearing on Jay Leno’s show, also had zinged that he’s worried about “Joe the real plumber with a license.”
John McCain should keep on defending Joe – The Plumber for the next two weeks.
Barack Obama is about to find out that licensed or not, those carpenters and plumbers sure can cause a lot of trouble.