Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

Four years ago, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (known now as Joe the Plumber) asked a simple question of the then-Sen. Barack Obama about his small-business tax policy. After a lengthy explanation, Mr. Obama concluded his reply by saying, “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everyone.”

Now, after mulling over that answer for four years and making numerous public appearances, Mr. Wurzelbacher has decided to take on Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat, for the congressional seat in Ohio’s 9th District (“Going his own way, ‘Joe the Plumber’ vies for House seat,” Web, Oct. 7).

My response to this: Go get ‘em, Joe. Your story should inspire everyone — never be afraid to ask political candidates questions.


Jacksboro, Texas

© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks
You Might Also Like
  • Maureen McDonnell looks on as her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, made a statement on Tuesday after the couple was indicted on corruption charges. (associated press)

    PRUDEN: Where have the big-time grifters gone?

  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014,  shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gesturing as he answers a question during a news conference  at the Statehouse in Trenton.  Christie will propose extending the public school calendar and lengthening the school day in a speech he hopes will help him rebound from an apparent political payback scheme orchestrated by key aides. The early front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will make a case Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, that children who spend more time in school graduate better prepared academically, according to excerpts of his State of the State address obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    BRUCE: Bombastic arrogance or humble determination? Chris Christie’s choice

  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    PRUDEN: The question to haunt the West

  • Get Breaking Alerts