Joe the Absentee leaves McCain fumbling in Ohio

By David Edwards
Thursday, October 30, 2008 15:27 EDT
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Addressing a rally in the western Ohio of Defiance, Republican candidate McCain recalled how Ohio plumber Joe Wurzelbacher had quizzed Obama over his tax plans and attempted to introduce him to the crowd.

Yet when Wurzelbacher was asked to step forward he was nowhere to be seen.

“Joe’s with us today. Joe, where are you? Where is Joe?” McCain asked, only to be greeted by an awkward silence. “Is Joe with us today? Joe, I thought you were here today.”

McCain swiftly brushed off the moment however. “Well, you’re all Joe the Plumbers!” McCain said. “So all of you stand up!”

RAW STORY has more detail here.

This video is from CNN’s Situation Room, broadcast October 30, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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