Actually a lot of us Republicans had a problem with the bailout... including me. But here's the deal. If you really were afraid of Obama becoming president (and you should have been)you would realize that the economy was killing McCain. He had pulled even and actually ahead of Obama based on the "Commander In Chief"/3:00a.m. call issue. When the economy melted down it allowed Obama to pull ahead. McCain needed the economy issue to go away... and fast. Now all of a sudden you want to bash him (just like Beck did during the last weeks of the election... perhaps because he wanted Mitt to be able to run in 2012.. or perhaps because it would help him on the radio)and sell a book. Perhaps you and Beck ought to put "Country First". As for the book... i think i'll take a pass. If you think the bailout was bad (and it was)wait till you see what Obama and the Dems will do in the next 4 fours. As for Palin... of course she is the real deal... but i'm telling you right now... Beck will start to bash her in favor of Mitt. Mark my words. Richard
This is from the Associated Press:
TOLEDO, Ohio (Dec. 10) – Turns out that "Joe the Plumber" isn't such a big fan of John McCain after all.
America's most famous plumber said he was appalled by the Republican presidential candidate's reasons for supporting the government's $700 billion bank rescue plan, and he said they nearly caused him to abandon McCain.
A Campaign CelebrityLori King, Toledo Blade / AP6 photos Joe Wurzelbacher, America's most famous plumber, is lashing out at the man he once supported for president. On Tuesday, he said he was appalled by former GOP presidential nominee John McCain's reasons for supporting the government's $700 billion bank bailout plan. "I was angry," Wurzelbacher said. "In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him."(Note: Please disable your pop-up blocker)
Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who became a household name in the final weeks of the presidential campaign, said he asked McCain why he voted for the bank bailout and was stunned by some of the answers.
"I was angry," Wurzelbacher told conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday. "In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him."
Wurzelbacher, who endorsed McCain a week before the election and joined him on the campaign trail, didn't say exactly what set him off, hinting that would be in his book that is due out this month.
He said the only reason he didn't get off the McCain bandwagon was "because the thought of Barack Obama becoming president scares me even more."
Wurzelbacher, 34, gained his national attention when Obama told him during a campaign stop that he wanted to "spread the wealth around" and their exchange about Obama's tax plan was widely reported. McCain repeatedly cited "Joe the Plumber" in a debate, saying Obama's plan would hurt people like him who want to own their own businesses.
Wurzelbacher also campaigned with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He had only praise for her, calling Palin the real deal.
"It disgusts me on how often they try to bash her just for her sincerity," he said. "She really wants to work for America."