Joe the Plumber has competition. Tito the Construction Worker, as related by Byron The Journalist, had this to say about and to the MSM at a McCain rally:
“I support McCain, but I’ve come to face you guys because I’m disgusted with you guys,” he said. “Why the hell are you going after Joe the Plumber? Joe the Plumber has an idea. He has a future. He wants to be something else. Why is that wrong? Everything is possible in America. I made it. Joe the Plumber could make it even better than me. . . . I was born in Colombia, but I was made in the U.S.A.”
My earlier comments about the press becoming participants rather than recorders of the campaign is aptly illustrated in the piece by David Corn who thinks it’s his job to grill Tito on his tax status and argue about the media’s bias. (I had a similar experience at another McCain rally earlier in the year, in which an MSM scribe believed her job there was to argue with voters’ about press bias. Don’t MSM reporters cover the news any more?)
Aside from the amusement factor, there is something entirely heartwarming and encouraging about both average Americans’ willingness to fight back against the MSM attack machine and their traditional faith in hard work, capitalism, and plain old fair play. Elections come and go, and candidates are sometimes their own worst enemies. But there is a reservoir of common sense and toughness in Americans that will ensure we survive almost anything — even the horrid tag team of MSM harpies and liberal economic theory.