Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama Launches 'Joe The Plumber' Robocalls Nationwide

From the Huffington Post:
Barack Obama's campaign is trotting out its own "Joe the Plumber" to counteract efforts by John McCain to make inroads on the white working class vote.

A reader in Colorado sends over word that the state Democratic Party and the Obama camp are blasting out robocalls from "Joe Martinez," a plumber in Colorado who vouches for the Illinois Democrat's tax plan. The rough script goes like this:

"...During this week's debate, Barack Obama talked about cutting taxes for middle class families like mine... John McCain ignored the issues... take it from Joe the plumber, if you want a president who will put middle class families first - join me in voting for Barack Obama. Paid for by the Colorado Democratic Party...."
And apparently, these 'Joe the Plumber' robocalls are being launched nationwide, as attested to by several bloggers, including the 'Boots and Sabers blog:
I received a robo call on behalf of Obama this afternoon. It was sponsored by the Wisconsin Democrats. It started out, “My name is Joe, and I’m a plumber in Wisconsin...” and then went on to extol the virtues of Obama. It seems that the Dems are trying to take ownership of the “Joe the plumber” mantra.
I think the Republicans should counter Obama's latest scheme by launching a brand new, nationwide robocall - from 'Bill the Terrorist' - in support of Barack Obama. The call would go something like this:

"My name is Bill, and I’m an American terrorist. Take it from me, John McCain despises terrorism. If you want a president who will cater to thugs like me - join me in voting for Barack Obama.
This call was paid for by 'Friends of the Weather Underground'."