October 30th, 2008
09:23 AM ET
6 years ago

Joe the Plumber to team up with McCain Thursday

Joe The Plumber is hitting the trail with John McCain.
Joe The Plumber is hitting the trail with John McCain.

(CNN) - Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, is set to team up with John McCain on the campaign trail Thursday.

He will appear at the Arizona senator's first event in Defiance, Ohio. Wurzelbacher also campaigned with Sarah Palin Wednesday.


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soundoff (123 Responses)
  1. eddie

    Desparation should be a party in itself because this is in insult to the Republican Party....

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. Houston Boy

    Obama campained with President Clinton.
    McCain to campain with poor Joe the Unlicenced Plumber.

    Now is this a person that will influence McCain's decisions once he becomes the president? Is this man serious?

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. Joe the who?

    Joe said "they" (Republicans) work hard for us ........ well Joe, where are you employed these days? You are an "unlicensed" plumber who owes back taxes and didn't even register to vote. You've been sucker punched, and are being used.

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  4. Are you kidding?

    More evidence of how out of touch his campaign has become. First we are given a VP who has revealed little knowledge beyond oil production in (for) Alaska. Now we are getting a guy that appears to have even less knowledge of the issues that currently challenge our nation. Our nation's people want strong leadership, not the off-the-cuff thoughts of people who have given little prior thought to the problems we face and the strategies that may help lift us out of this mess. You have one candidate soliciting advice from Warren Buffett, the other from some guy named Joe. No wonder the polls are breaking Obama's way.

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  5. mike (not that one)

    who advises him to do this??? a sad, sad day for McCain

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  6. Dazed and Confused

    Why isn't he at work? Doesn't he have a business to run? Or is he running for VP now with McMakinStuffUp? Wow, they have made a mockery of the Republican Party. I feel sorry for these guys:( SIKE!!!!!!!! Ilove these last ditch efforts.......

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  7. Josh

    Didn't this guy complain about all the publicity he was receiving? Hmmmm

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  8. MN Blue

    Good! Drop your advisory staff on how to run a campaign and go with a licenseless, tax cheat. That should help. Somebody slap some sense into these people.

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  9. NO Palin

    Is he the new VP?

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  10. Jesse

    WHO CARES about Joe, The Plumber. He is not an elected official, nor a person with any experience in politics–and yet the Republicans thing he is the next messiah. They should be so ashamed of themselves, distracting voters–its clear they have run out of things to say about ordinary Americans.

    October 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  11. Srini

    Looks like Joe the Plubmer is replacing Joe the Liebermann:))

    Good going McCain.

    Try to get Frank the Funeral guy for your funeral on tuesday:)

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  12. Florence, SC

    who cares

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  13. Frances L. Nebraska

    Joe the plumber is another example of how McCain surrounds himself with people who are not what they appear to be. He is not a licensed plumber, not going to buy his boss' business, does not make over $250,000, back taxes? Another facade.

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  14. Glenn in California

    Well, at least McCain found someone more qualified than Palin for his VP pick. Does this mean Joe the Plumber's now on the ticket?

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  15. Lamarr

    NO KIDDING....Joe the supposed "plumber" was all a set up from the beginning. He is as shallow and easy to read as the McCain/Palin campaign in general. I think it is more of a joke and an indictment of McCains politics that he had to resort to such charades.

    McCain and Palin's latest question is, "who is the REAL Barack Obama?" I say, "No, what is John McCain's REAL agenda?"

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  16. Bill the Blogger in NY

    Joe is the embodiment of the Republican Party! I say Sarah Palin is the best VP ever and Joe Plummer should be Secretary of State! That will get our country out of the toilet!

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  17. Tina

    OMG are they serious? This show's just how bad this campaign is.............

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  18. Jennifer NY

    Dumb and dumber is correct. He'll probably be Palin's VP when she runs for President in 2012.

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  19. Tired of the shenanigans

    It's not over yet...As much as many of you would love to declare victory before the votes are even counted...get ready for a November surprise...

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  20. Andrew

    Off to sesame street for McCain/Palin and Joe the plumber.

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  21. Huh

    Must be a slow news day...

    C'mon, no one really cares about this "Joe the Plumber" guy.

    October 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  22. Kathi G

    "Joe the Plumber" is as much a fraud as Caibou Barbie is. As a grandmother of 7 I'm ashamed that Sarah Palin is a woman. The attacks that she's been spouting against Barack Obama would be worth more if any of it were true. Lies get you nothing and as of November 5th, that's what she'll have. Nothing. I have a friend in Alaska who's very ashamed but not surprised with Sarah's behavior.

    October 30, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  23. Heather Berube

    Hey Anne,

    Stop insulting cows.

    Heather the Canadian

    October 30, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
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