Joe the Plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher, asks Obama a succint and clear question, and is not favorably impressed by the answer:
Here’s Joe’s name brought up at the debate the first time:
When McCain explains why Joe’s against Obama’s economic plans, notice Obama’s condescending tone to both McCain and Joe: “[Joe]’s been watching some ads of senator McCain’s,” as if Joe doesn’t have enough brains in his mind to judge what’s right for him and his business:
Obama can condescend all he wants, but Joe is still not impressed: “Obama speaks well but talk is talk.”
Joe gets condescension from Ben Smith at Politico, too:
Katie gets the first interview with Joe Wurzelbacher and, like everyone else in America, he talks like a pundit.
Joe probably has a great deal more knowledge and experience in real-life business and economics than most pundits… possibly more than Ben himself.
Joe weighs in: “A sense of family has to be brought back to America as opposed to a sense of entitlement.”
The economy is the central issue right now. No amount of tax increases and income redistribution shell games is going to change that.
And people like Joe realize it. That’s why Joe won last night’s debate.
Rob says, Thank Goodness for Joe the Plumber.
Read The Heritage Foundation’s The Obama and McCain Tax Plans: How Do They Compare?
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