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Joe the Plumber considering 2010 Congress run

johnjohn320

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Sounds like a joke, but it's for real...

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Jesus Christ. :roll: He's a plumber, and not even a licensed one. Can someone please end this guy's 15 minutes already?
 

gevorg

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Well if an actor/bodybuilder can become a politician, I don't see how a plumber can't.




 

fskimospy

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Originally posted by: gevorg
Well if an actor/bodybuilder with worldwide name recognition, tens of millions of dollars, a marriage into one of the most powerful political families in American history, running against an unpopular governor in a split election can become a politician, I don't see how a plumber can't.
Yeah, me either.
 

Infohawk

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Originally posted by: gevorg
Well if an actor/bodybuilder can become a politician, I don't see how a plumber can't.
Nothing wrong with plumbing per se, but unlicensed lying tax-evaders shouldn't be elected.
 

ScottyB

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LOL. Imagine the ads against him. "He says his name is Joe, but it is actually Sam. Can we really trust Joe to tell the truth?"
 

Perknose

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This news is a new low. . . from dumb to dumberer to dumberest. :(
 

Dr. Zaus

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Originally posted by: Perknose
This news is a new low. . . from dumb to dumberer to dumberest. :(
Well, we know where you get your ideology and talking points from.

Originally posted by: Infohawk
Originally posted by: gevorg
Well if an actor/bodybuilder can become a politician, I don't see how a plumber can't.
Nothing wrong with plumbing per se, but unlicensed lying tax-evaders shouldn't be elected.
You seriously think that?
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I read "couldn't" not "shouldn't" sorry n/m
 

Eeezee

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Originally posted by: gevorg
Well if an actor/bodybuilder can become a politician, I don't see how a plumber can't.
Heck, we've had an actor as a president.

However, it's good to remember that actors have an advantage in that their faces are personalities are well known. Even if they're politically inept, they can go for the charisma vote. Plumbers don't have this advantage.
 

DAPUNISHER

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I knew he'd profit off of all this, but using it to launch a political career? It was so obvious, I missed it. He'll probably win against any local yokel off name recognition alone.
 
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Originally posted by: gevorg
Well if an actor/bodybuilder can become a politician, I don't see how a plumber can't.
The difference might be that Schwartzenagger and Jesse Ventura actually possess grey matter of some sort. In contrast, Joe the Plumber is a complete moron and buffoon.
 

heyheybooboo

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Well .... he would certainly have the ""Women who love Plumber's Crack"" vote locked up .... might crossover a bit with the gay vote if he dresses up like that guy in the Village People.

I heard the RNC might pay for a wardrobe change.
 

Lemon law

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So many politicians started out like that, he has definite Tom Delay potential. Or dare we hope, the next Earl Landgrebe.

But the links do not work, and unless the district he runs out of is solidly 55%+ republican, he could have tough sledding for a long time career.

By 2010, America may well have forgotten ole JoeSam.
 

miketheidiot

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Originally posted by: Lemon law
So many politicians started out like that, he has definite Tom Delay potential. Or dare we hope, the next Earl Landgrebe.

But the links do not work, and unless the district he runs out of is solidly 55%+ republican, he could have tough sledding for a long time career.

By 2010, America may well have forgotten ole JoeSam.
godwilling
 

winnar111

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Originally posted by: Infohawk
Originally posted by: gevorg
Well if an actor/bodybuilder can become a politician, I don't see how a plumber can't.
Nothing wrong with plumbing per se, but unlicensed lying tax-evaders shouldn't be elected.
Sounds like Charlie Rangel.
 

Engineer

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Originally posted by: winnar111
Originally posted by: Infohawk
Originally posted by: gevorg
Well if an actor/bodybuilder can become a politician, I don't see how a plumber can't.
Nothing wrong with plumbing per se, but unlicensed lying tax-evaders shouldn't be elected.
Sounds like Charlie Rangel.
Sounds like about all of them to me, or at least once the dirt actually comes out on each one of them (as it usually does).
 

Balt

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Well he's already on record/video as saying he doesn't like Social Security in any form. I'm not really sure that stance will help him in an election.
 

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