One could ask: “Who is Joe the Plumber?”
Another could ask: “What significance does this Joe the Plumber have on the 2008 United States Presidential Election?”
To answer the first question, Joe the Plumber is the title of Joe Wurzelbacher, who is in fact a plumber. For the last few days, Wurzelbacher has become famous. We should fully know who Joe the Plumber is.
To answer the second question, Joe the Plumber was brought up in the third United States Presidential debate between GOP Presidential nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama of Illinois. Over night, Joe the Plumber was pushed into the spotlight.
The McCain campaign has been playing on “Joe the Plumber.”
McCain was at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Friday evening, when he addressed the topic of Joe the Plumber. So far, McCain had explained that Joe is doing good, and that he is what small business people are all about in this country.
In addition, it was confirmed by McCain press secretary Brooke Buchanan that Joe the Plummer has been invited to join the campaign trail. However, Buchanan did not give the specifics on whether or not Murzelbacher would end up joining the campaign trail.
All that is confirmed is that McCain offered the invite. We don’t know if Murzelbacher had accepted or not.
It is unknown what affect this invite will have on McCain’s campaign. It is also unknown how it will affect the dynamic of the presidential race if Murzelbacher does take up McCain’s offer.