He quickly became the darling of the GOP during the 2008 election after engaging then candidate Obama in a brief discussion, manipulated by the media, that clearly favored the Right.
Following the election The Plumber, after threatening to punch out Bill Maher, seemed to go down the drain with John McCain’s presidential ambitions. Alas. It is not to be so for He has risen:
With all eyes on the 2012 presidential election, a familiar face from 2008 has returned: Joe the Plumber is set to run for Congress, Capital New York reports. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher has filed a statement of candidacy and established a congressional campaign committee. He is seeking Ohio’s 9th district seat, held since 1983 by Democrat Marcia Kaptur. And it looks like he’s sticking with his well-known nickname: His FEC filing is titled “Joe for Congress 2012.”
No doubt our loyal readers are already opening their checkbooks for The Plumber and of course we wish him the best. Once defeated, however, although you never know with Ohio, perhaps I could convince him to fix my leaky toilet. After all, I do live in Ohio for part of the year.