'Joe the Plumber' is here to stay

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John McCain wasted little time in further elevating “Joe the Plumber,” taking the newest unlikely political star’s case to voters in Pennsylvania today.

“Joe’s the man,” McCain said at a rally in Downington, drawing cheers of “Joe, Joe, Joe” from the crowd.

He rehashed the now-famous story of Joe Wurzelbacher’s encounter this week with Barack Obama, who told the plumber he should be taxed more if he makes more than $250,000 to “spread the wealth around.”

America didn’t become the greatest nation on earth by spreading the wealth, we became the greatest nation on earth by creating new wealth,” McCain said.

Stephen Dinan, national political correspondent, The Washington Times

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