Comically, almost as if a reflection of just how wrong McCain's campaign has been, when McCain went to introduce Joe the Plumber on the campaign trail... there was no Joe. Here's how it was reported by The Associated Press:
He was referring to Mr. Obama's vote for the 2005 energy bill, but his assertion that the Illinois senator backed billions in corporate giveaways for oil companies has been called misleading by fact-checking organizations because it also included tax increases.
In Defiance, Mr. McCain had hoped to make a splash with a living commercial: his first joint campaign appearance with Samuel Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber."
The Ohio resident, who had questioned Mr. Obama's tax plans in a face-to-face encounter with the candidate, has become the centerpiece of Mr. McCain's stump speech and the major theme of his campaign: that Mr. Obama would raise taxes on small businesses, hurting jobs and the economy.
When Mr. McCain introduced Mr. Wurzelbacher, however, there was no Joe.
"Joe, where are you? Is Joe here with us today?" Mr. McCain said. "Joe, I thought you were here today. All right, well, you're all Joe the Plumber."
You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and