Washington (CNN) - He was one of the faces of John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008, but Joe Wurzelbacher - better known to the world as "Joe the Plumber" - is apparently finished with the Arizona senator.
"John McCain is no public servant," Wurzelbacher said at a campaign rally Saturday in Pennsylvania for long shot gubernatorial candidate Sam Rohrer. Later, in an interview with Pennsylvania Public Radio, he dismissed the suggestion that he owes his fame to McCain.
"I don't owe him sh*t," Wurzelbacher said. "He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it."
"McCain was trying to use me," he said. "I happened to be the face of middle Americans. It was a ploy."
Wurzelbacher said he's also done with Sarah Palin because she is backing McCain's re-election bid in Arizona.
Joe the "Plumber" is a fool and a tool. If he had any sense, he would have realized that President Obama is the champion for guys like him.
Joe I am surprized you would say these things about the two who were your best buddies at time. But am glad you woke up and seen what they was like.
...and it only took me a year to finally figure that out. Doh!
Yeah he was being used.... I mean, he really really protested the notiona that his name was even Joe and that he was ever really a plumber.
Why is this dbag even in the news? He doesn't represent anything but a campaign setup that failed.
Wurzelbacher has no one to blame but himself. He went along with what the dolts (McCain and Palin) asked of him in 2008. He accepted interviews and tried for his 15 minutes of fame and more. Now, he's complaining? He was not honest from the beginning; he was not "Joe the Plumber," but let himself be used as such. He was /is not real, Palin was/is not real, and McCain is not as smart as he likes to think he is.
Well Joe, did you really think they were ever for the working class?
Poor Joe, his creators have abandoned him.
Are we suppose to care about his opinion? Who is he and what does he want?
who is this guy...I do not know...McCain's political tool???
McCain campaign handlers knew that McCain himself could not connect to the average guy after McCain couldn't count how many homes he had. So they had to find a surrogate to fill this immense void. They needed an average Joe – and that is what they found. The problem was that he was too average to answer policy questions with finesse and clarity. He was basically on par with Palin and within a couple of weeks, the McCain campaign realized that they had goofed with this stand-in and stumbled even harder with the selection of Palin. Obama looked presidential and polished with no need for an average Joe proxy.
Well if Joe the Plumber (aka Sam the not-Plumber) hates McCain, that's a point in McCain's favor... because Joe The Plumber is an idiot!
"He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it."
Did he really Joe?? I must then wonder how much did they pay you to keep that to yourself during the campaign? You did a fabulous job, I must say, of being an overenthusiastic supporter of all things Palin/McCain. Everywhere we looked there you were besmirching Obama and singing the oppositions' praises.
Now it sounds like you allowed yourself to be used and the check bounced!
I dont think that the plumber is actually through with Palin yet as she didn't discount the possibliity of the plumber as her running mate should she go for the presidency on 2012. We'll just have to wait and see.
Calm down, Joe. It should come as no surprise that you were used as part of a Rovian campaign gimick. By the way, you don't in any way represent "the face of middle Americans".
Ah, poor Joe - discoveirng that ignorance isn't always bliss.
Joe obviously was not issued the official political play book. Hope he realizes by now that he's playing again...
Go and get a punch on your ts card, Joe, you had your 15 minutes of fame!
HAHA Love it when Repubs eat their own! let the feast begin!! :)
Oooooh noooo, Sarah. Joe is out as your VP. Maybe Glenn Beck?
Joe – you are not the face of middle America. Get over it, your moment of fame was a joke.
Well, at least one "real American" has seen the light. I'm betting that the power went off in Joe's house due to winter weather and the FOX news brainwashing stopped for just long enough for him to analyze the facts and form his own opinion. One down and several million to go. Have a nice day!
This uneducated clown is no more the face of middle Americans than Sarah Palin is.................
Joe the Plumber is the blue collar Republican. Arrogant, uneducated, racist, entitled, egocentric and a jerk.
Ha Ha Ha, if he had only used his brain and hadn't thought about his 15 minutes of fame he would have realized these people are users!!.
This is so funny it is undescribable can't stop laughing
Well it happened to Linda Tripp and Sarah Palin... Now it's Joe's turn. A person should never allow themselves to be used for someone else's agenda. You are catered to and propelled for only as long as the results are in favor of he user. Joe's tax issues were brought to the forefront and his concerns about being heavily taxed as a small business owner have been all but forgotten by the same people that gave him a blowhorn. I am sure, with all their connections, someone in the McCain-Palin camp could have helped partner him with an entity to guide and foster his goals. Instead he was tossed like a rented prom tux. He could have been a success story to tout later. Oh well. Lesson learned.
Republicans always seem to have these falling outs just like drug dealers they are.
They love eachother whhen the moneys good, then get greedy when things go bad, and attack eachother.
I don't understand why so many Americans support these blatently corrupt republicans.
The only thing republicans care about is seperating racis, big business, closeted white supremicy, pay offs and kickbacks.