Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Real "Joe the Plumber"

Watch Obama's real conversation with "Joe the Plumber." He talks a lot and comes off as kind of a dick. But he seems to know his shit.

This conversation confirms another core belief of mine: politics should be boring. Once Obama starts getting into how a flat tax with increase the sales tax, I tune out. But Obama keeps going because there are a huge number of factors that need to be considered in any policy issue.

Obama's answer was good. He didn't hesitate before jumping into the details, which impressed me. It wasn't what Joe wanted to hear, but he remained true to his campaign promises.


Boywonderesq said...

Great post. Obama really knows his shit, can talk to the guy right off the cuff, and Joe seemed to walk away satisfied. Obama also knew that he'd never get this guy's vote, but still stopped to talk to him.

your sil said...

absolutely awesome!

He should've been called "Joe the Sweating Plumber" though.