Samuel Wurtzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, has yet to gear up his run for Congress against long-serving Democrat Marcy Kaptur. His ‘campaign headquarters’ is a vacant, rented house. The Toledo Blade quotes Joe, “Quite frankly, politics suck, I hate it with a passion. Only reason I’m involved in it is I like history and I like government.” Too bad that he will not be part of government.
The article exposes his campaign strategy: door-to-door campaigning. He hit 100 houses last night. Unfortunately, congressional districts include 600,000 people and Ohio’s 5th Congressional District extends from Toledo to Cleveland. That’s quite a long walk.
Regarding his door-to-door ‘strategy,’ the ill-informed Wurtzelbacher said, “It just comes down to simple mathematics. How can I meet more people, talk to more people, get them to know who I am. Is it is a winning strategy? I don’t know. I don’t if anyone else has tried it.”
Did he fail elementary school arithmetic?
On another note, TheBlade said,
Mr. Wurzelbacher has continued to seek campaign funds from his national sources. He put out a fresh appeal this week, attacking the news media over its coverage of the deadly raid on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and for concentrating on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s comments rather than on the threat to American security.
“This week has been a disaster for Miss Kaptur, Barack Obama, and the Democrats as the world begins to crash in around them, yet you can see how the media is completely in the tank for them,” he wrote.
Disaster? Did he really say that?
No wonder he won’t accept debate offers from the media. I get it and apparently so does he.
But he tweets.
One of Wurtzelbacher’s comments shot at a rally clearly place him on the far-far right fringe of society when he said that border guards should shoot illegal immigrants as they are scaling the fence.
Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern said Mr. Wurzelbacher appears to be running just for the $5,000 salary he pays himself every month out of his campaign finance account.
“Joe Wurzelbacher is not running for office. He has a job as a candidate. It’s fairly lucrative work if you can get it, and that’s why he filed to run against Marcy,” Mr. Redfern said.
Perhaps Joe is showing his entrepreneurial talent: politics as a business adventure.
And why did the Republican voters select him?