You might recall Joe the Plumber aka Joe Wurzelbacher, the outstanding American who brought Barack Obama's Marxist leanings out into the opens with the "spread your wealth" comment he incited from Obama.
You might also recall that Joe didn't engage on the McCain bandwagon for a long time, and when he did, it seemed rather limited. Joe did speak up admirably on his own but he always seemed a little stand-offish toward the McCain campaign.
Now we know why. Joe said he felt "dirty" after hitting the campaign trail with McCain and was "appalled" by some of McCain's positions, especially on the $700 billion bailout.
From Fox News:
"When I was on the bus with him, I asked him a lot of questions about the bailout because most Americans did not want that to happen," Wurzelbacher told Beck. "I asked him some pretty direct questions. Some of the answers you guys are gonna receive they appalled me, absolutely. I was angry. In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him."
According to the Fox News piece, the only reason Joe rode the trail with McCain was that the idea of Obama as president scared him even more.
See folks, smarmy, mealy-mouthed, middle-of-the-road, finger-in-the-wind, "moderate" Republicanism just doesn't impress average Americans.
Joe did have good words for someone in the McCain campaign, however:
"Sarah Palin is absolutely the real deal," he said.
Looks like Joe was the real deal, himself. Not impressed by smarmy politicians (and I say "politicians" in the worst sense of the word) on either side of the aisle. More concerned about Americanism and what's good for the country than feathering his own nest or building smarmy alliances.