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

Joe the Plumber to team up with McCain Thursday

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/30/art.joe.gi.jpg caption="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.


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (123 Responses)
  1. Dem

    Now that VP Candidate, a "DIVA" has gone rogue, we have to ask Joe to Plumber to inspire the conservative base..............

    October 30, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  2. Rain, Santa Cruz, CA

    McCain unwittingly ruined this man's life by putting him into the limelight. My money's on him crumbling beneath the microscope of the world's scrutiny. I almost feel bad for him...

    October 30, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  3. Michigan Independent

    This whole thing about Joe the Plumber is so silly especially in light of the FACTS surrounding him....let's put him behind us...McCain/Palin campaign is making further fools of themselves with this whole thing...

    October 30, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  4. November 5

    I don't want Joe the plumber setting policy any more than I want McCain working on my pipes, but he may be as qualified as Palin to be VP.

    October 30, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  5. brian

    McCains campaign has turned into a circus.

    October 30, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  6. Dawn

    Brown noser....He is not a plumber...This man is nothing more than a liar...he approached Obama, not the other way around...How can the American people be so gulliable, seeing this man who wants a book contract, a country singing contract... Dang I want a book contract since I love to write...

    People look at this man and say Poor man!!!! Sounds like Socialism to me... This man got his 15 minutes of fame, now go back to your make believe company that you pretended to buy, FRAUD with a capital F.

    Rock to Vote and vote to stay free...

    Obama/Biden08/12

    October 30, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  7. cool onlooker

    He is being "used" and doesn't even know.

    Poor Joe. Feel sorry for him so badly.

    October 30, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  8. Commonwealth of Virginia

    What a publicity stunt this guy is. He already has a publicist.

    October 30, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  9. dcgirl1975

    I suggest that this plumber turn his attention, first and foremost, to his unpaid taxes in Ohio.

    And secondly, it wouldn't hurt to get your plumbing license eh ?

    October 30, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  10. xcusme

    So what. He is as stupid and they are. How crazy it is that your mascot is Joe the (not real) plumber. There campaign is a joke. Now Joe wants to be a country singer.

    I've never seen a campaign run like the McPalin debacle.

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  11. Greg in MN

    Will he speak this time? Because he didn't say a word at the Palin rally. He just walked on stage and said nothing!

    I hope he's happy to be used like this. Because his 15 minutes have been stretched too far as it is. What jokes that guy and the McCain camp are!

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  12. mb

    Ha, Ha, Now Joe the plumber is on the payroll.

    Wonder how much they are spending on his wardrobe?

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  13. greedyboy

    This is a joke just like the rest of McCain's campaign. He failed miserably as his message disappeared and gimmicks, cliches and attacks dominated the end.

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  14. Will the Real Maverick Please Stand Up?

    Why is this news? The guy is a failure.

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  15. sarah

    I guess by helping John McCain is helping him better prepared to run for the congress. Once again, it just a political act. He is better off with Obama tax policy after all. This is too funny to watch, almost painfully funny.

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  16. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    This guy is such a joke. An lying opportunist. He now has a publicist.

    It is scary that people buy into this crap. Look at our country, can you imagine this guy ...

    Vote Obama, send Joe back to Ohio

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  17. chucky1169469

    This why no one takes McCain serious. he is clinging to a guy who was found out to be a liar. if John McCains judgment is like this, I don't wanna think about what crazy ideas he would believe as a president.

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  18. Kia in FL

    McCain is really digging down to the bottom of the barrel for his support – before Hockey Mom and now Joe the Plumber. I am afraid what his cabinet will be like – full of people who could maintain his dozen houses.

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  19. J.MCKINNEY

    I think John McCain has lost his mind

    October 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  20. Obama is a liar

    Let's see if we can investigate this man more fully with our tax dollars. That is a great idea.

    The 30 minute infomercial convinced me to buy a Ronco set of knives!
    Nice Job!

    October 30, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  21. Lisa

    Joe the Plumber should vote for Obama, after all he would not have his 5 min. of fame had it not been for Obama.

    October 30, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  22. Dave

    When a plumber has to help you out on the campaign trail, you know you took a wrong turn...

    October 30, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  23. Accountant Guy

    Great!! The Dumb and Dumber tour has officially kicked off!! Get out and Barack the Vote America!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 30, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  24. Linda31

    Who cares

    October 30, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  25. Greg in AR

    What does Joe the Plumber, Winny the Pooh and Smokey the Bear have in common??????

    Answer:....they share the same middle name and the same relevance to this campaign.

    October 30, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
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