In the monitor on the right of your screen, you will see the full conversation that occurred between the man that has become known as "Joe the Plumber", and Barack Obama. To be clear, Joe was playing football in his yard with his son when Senator Obama sought him out. Joe IS a plumber, working toward getting his plumber's license, working under the direction of a licensed plumber and has hopes of someday having his own plumbing business. Joe did, unknowingly, owe about $1200 in taxes and was grateful to find that out, since he'd never been sent a bill! Joe IS a registered Republican. (I make these distinctions because the left has tried to claim that Joe isn't who he says he is--Obama people, don't bother leaving your talking points here. I found the facts on my own, and they seem to be quite different from what you're putting out there)
The left has done everything in their power to destroy Joe the plumber (by the way SAMUEL JOSEPH WURZELBACHER is his name, Joe is his nickname), but the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that two radio hosts in Portland Oregon started a "Save Joe The Plumber" fund and raised not only the $1200 to help him pay off his tax bill, but also the money he needed to finally get that plumber's license he'd been working toward. (to read the article, see this link) Joe is now being criticized by the left for accepting the money.
Joe Wurzelbacher did for this campaign what no one else could have done--he, an ordinary citizen, exposed Obama for what he is--a socialist who wants to re-distribute wealth from those who earned it to those who didn't. The left hates Sarah Palin because she was, in recent years, a "Joe the Plumber". She and Todd were ordinary citizens who made something out of themselves by working hard and making a difference. In the eyes of the left, if you aren't one of the "elite" class, you don't deserve to hold office. Problem for them is, Joe represents most Americans, and Joe's conversation with Obama hit home with MANY "ordinary" Americans.
For more on Joe the Plumber and how the media has treated him, read this article.
Are YOU a Joe the Plumber? See the McCain ad here!