Friday, March 27, 2009

Joe The Plumber Can Be More Than A Gimmick

By Smitty
Monique gets in a bit of hammer time on Joe, having met him at CPAC:
I wasn’t impressed. I mean, what is this guy famous for, asking a question? That’s retarded. I think his fifteen minutes of fame should have ended a while, ago. I’m not trying to be mean, And, it’s nothing personal. But, come on now. Is Pawlenty going to tap him next to be the poster-child for these "Sam’s Club Republicans" he keeps talking about?
Joe the Plumber is a gimmick. The people see through that. If you really want to campaign against this bill why don’t you find a spokesperson who would actually be harmed by it? Stop reinforcing the idea that all Republicans are rich elitists that can’t communicate with the "common man."
I met him, too, and got a signed copy of his book. It's worth mentioning that he went to Gaza as a correspondent, and had done some other spots you can catch over on PJTV. We should all continue to read, think, and take action to improve the country. It looks like he's striving to go beyond "one trick pony." Just because he'll never make it as a Jello wrestler is no reason to hand out a beat-down.


  1. I like Joe for his instincts. He immediately smelled a rat when Obama gave that redistribution answer and was able to articulate what was wrong with it in 100 words or less.

  2. Maybe Monique was just doing some WWF-style trash talking.

  3. Just for clarification, my point was more about the tendency of Republicans/people on the right to cling to a gimmick.

    I mean, I met this guy at CPAC. He was surrounded by a crowd of people, for what? He asked a question. That's not his fault. I don't blame him a bit. Take what you can get.

    I just think when he gets used, the public sees it as a gimmich, which makes it ineffective. Michael Steele is another example of this. Whether he was chosen to lead the RNC because of his race or not doesn't really matter. It's the perception.