While Colin Powell announced his choice for Obama on Meet the Press, Joe the Plumber continued to question Obama's policies on Fox News. The Christian Science Monitor has this to say about the competing endorsements:
If Joe the Plumber’s 15 minutes of fame are over, then someone didn’t let him know about it. He doesn’t appear to be going away.
In fact, many Republicans are saying - straight faced - that they would rather have Joe the Plumber’s endorsement than Colin Powell’s backing.
They say that Wurzelbacher (Joe’s actual last name) resonates more with “real Americans” and is therefore a stronger ally heading down the final stretch of the campaign.
There is word that "Ed the Diary Man" supports the McCain-Palin ticket also:
Singling out a supporter who was holding an “Ed the Dairy Man” sign at a rally in a Roswell, N.M., yesterday, Sarah Palin said Obama’s plan is a Socialist solution according to Joe and their new friend Ed.
“Senator Obama said he wants to quote ’spread the wealth.’ What that means is he wants government to take your money and dole it out however a politician sees fit,” Palin said.
“But Joe the Plumber and Ed the Dairy Man … think that it sounds more like socialism,” she said. “Now is no time to experiment with socialism. To me, our opponent’s plans sound more like big government, which is the problem. Bigger government is not the solution.”
Forget Colin the General, Joe the Plumber and Ed the Dairy Man. I want to know who Bob the Builder supports. Has Obama been as successful in wooing Bob as he was with Colin?
Obama's outright pandering for Bob the Builder's vote is shameful, what with Obama's "Yes we can!" slogan -- which Bidenizes Bob's slogan of "Can we build it? Yes we can!"