What would a ramp up to election season be if we didn't have Joe the Plumber news? Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher swept into America's political consciousness in 2008 after a run-in with then candidate Barack Obama regarding his small business tax policy, thrusting "Joe the Plumber" into the spotlight as a metaphorical stand in for the middle class. Wurzelbacher jumped on his newly appointed images and milked his popularity into gigs as a writer, motivational speaker, and political commentator...Read Full Story
Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher speaks to the media, October 16, 2008, outside of his home in Holland, Ohio. Wurzelbacher was referred to frequently by presidential candidates Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ ) and Democrat U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) during last night's third debate as "Joe the Plummer". (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images North America)The star of last night's Presidential debate wasn't either of the candidates. It was a plumber named Joe.With the phrase "Joe the Plumber...Read Full Story
"Joe the Plumber" is Joe Wurzelbacher, a plumber from Ohio who approached Barack Obama about his tax system. "Joe the Plumber" became a buzz phrase used during the third debate between Barack Obama and Senator McCain Oct. 15, 2008.