Politico has the video

McCain was solid in his performance,” he says. “I still don’t know where he stands,” he says of Obama. “I’m middle class. I can’t have my taxes raised any more.”

He also says he actually isn’t in the bracket where Obama would raise his taxes — but he’s worried that Obama will shift the bracket down.


It seems Joe the Plumber won mCain the independents in the last debate.

Inder the title “Obama Wins by a hair the buried lede is:

Perhaps the best news for McCain is the rating he received from independent voters. Among respondents not identified with either major political party, McCain was judged tonight’s winner, 51-42 percent.


From Mr Biden’s neighborhood

faking authenticity again

And for all the attaks on poor Joe, it won’t work. because Joe is not even the messenger. Obama is.

Obama said he’ll spread the wealth – and he can’t take it back now.

Good statement from McCain’s campaign:

β€œIt’s an outrage that the Obama campaign and the media are attacking Joe the Plumber for asking a legitimate question of a presidential candidate. This is why voters still have so many questions about Barack Obama. Instead of answering tough questions, his campaign attacks average Americans for daring to look at the reality behind his words,

And from a satisfied customer

I just have to put in my response here- I’m Sue from Toledo, and believe it or not, THE “Joe the Plumber” is MY plumber!! He works for a small company with only a few employees- when they come to my house, it is either him or another guy who comes and they do excellent work!! And they are very fair in what they charge. I have kept them because I feel they are honest and like I said, do good work. The last time he came to my house, he put in a new sump pump after our basement flooded. He came right away and did an excellent job- is always very pleasant. I am REALLY amused by all of this- especially when the Obama camp or the media is trying to discredit him!! Believe me, he is just who he says he is!! I am just flaberghasted by this, but not nearly as much as he is, I am Sure!!

and a video montage from the debate on Joe