when we last looked on the GOP's slate for 2012, hope seemed all but completely lost. but what a difference a day makes!
... the man known as "joe the plumber" is back, and may run for congress.
"i'm not ruling anything out," wurzelbacher told the ticket in an interview thursday. he added that he thought it was an "interesting idea" and that people have been asking him to run for office since he confronted obama four years ago. he's spent much of his time since then on the speaker's circuit, he said, encouraging others to run for office.
"i like the idea of it — just regular americans running. if a regular guy runs, right away the media's going to attack him," wurzelbacher said. "what kind of education does he have? what does he know about this? my answer to that is, regular americans aren't experts, but dammit, look where the experts have gotten us. maybe we need some regular guys in there. that's what i've been doing the past two and a half years, just encouraging regular americans to run. tell the liberal media to go to hell and i don't care what you guys say about me, i'm going to try to fix this country."
jon stainbrook, chairman of the lucas county republican party, told the blade he's hoping wurzelbacher jumps in.
"he would make a fantastic candidate," stainbrook said.
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"joe the plumber" wurzelbacher