Joe the Plumber: McCain ‘Appalled Me’
Hey, Joe. Where you going with that wrench in your hand? Joe the Plumber: McCain ‘appalled me’.
Joe Wurzelbacher lashed out at former GOP presidential nominee John McCain Tuesday, the man who made Wurzelbacher famous as “Joe the Plumber.” Wurzelbacher told conservative radio host Glenn Beck that he felt “dirty” after “being on the campaign trail and seeing some of the things that take place.”
Recalling a conversation he had with McCain about the $700 billion financial industry bailout in September, Wurzelbacher said: “When I was on the bus with him, I asked him a lot of questions about the bailout because most Americans did not want that to happen.”
“I asked him some pretty direct questions,” he continued. “Some of the answers you guys are gonna receive — they appalled me, absolutely. I was angry. In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him.”
Asked why he didn’t leave McCain’s campaign if he was “appalled” by the candidate, Wurzelbacher said, “honestly, because the thought of Barack Obama as president scares me even more.”
That pretty much says it all. I voted for John McCain under great duress, despite the fact that I believed (and still believe) that he was the worst possible candidate the GOP could have nominated. This is what I wrote on February 5th, the night before Super Tuesday, when I endorsed the only remaining alternative, Mitt Romney:
If John McCain is the nominee, we’re going to have at least four years of a Democrat in the White House.
I wish I had been wrong. But I wasn’t.