What Might Have Been: Dennis Kucinich, ‘Joe the Plumber’ Match Up

Joe Vs DennisVia CBS News:

One district in northern Ohio made its fair share of news on Super Tuesday. “Joe the Plumber” won the Republican primary in the 9th congressional district, setting up a general election showdown against Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the veteran lawmaker who pulled out a win over Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

Samuel Wurzelbacher, who became known as “Joe the Plumber” during the 2008 presidential campaign, launched his first foray into professional politics in a newly redesigned district void of any Republican incumbent. The new northeastern Ohio district, which now spans from Cleveland to Toledo, is heavily Democratic and poses a challenge for the vocal and outspoken figure of the right.

Wurzelbacher ascended into the limelight in 2008 after he was videotaped asking then-candidate Barack Obama a question about potential taxes imposed on him for opening a small plumbing business. Then-Senator Obama’s response included a statement he wanted to “spread the wealth,” which became a lightning rod for the right, and Republican candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin began calling Wurzelbacher “Joe the Plumber” as a symbol of Republican opposition to Obama’s economic policies …

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  • 5by5

    Losing Kucinich’s strong Liberal voice diminishes the Congress immensely. 

    He stood up for peace, when others were blinded by fear, and stood up to Bush when many in the DLC “leadership” were too politically spineless to.

    I hope he simply moves to a new district and runs again, because the ONLY way he “lost” his seat was because the Repuke redistricted him out of office. 

    They can’t win on the merits of their ideas, because their ideas have no merits. So they play games like voter suppression election fraud, and fun with gerrymandering.

    But I look forward to seeing Joe “The Plumber Who’s Not Actually a Plumber” get beat up by a girl.Marcy Kaptur’s gonna kick his ass six ways from Sunday.

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