Effect Measure

While Barack Obama continues to draw huge crowds (tens of thousands, sometimes over 100,000), John McCain’s are more modest. Yesterday he had an estimated 6000 in Ohio. Never mind that 4,000 were bused in from local school districts, including the aptly named 2500 Defiance School District. I’m sure they were most interested.

One person who apparently was too busy to make it, though, was Joe the Plumber. I guess he forgot to RSVP:

hat tip Robert Arena, AmericaBlog and DailyKos

This might be hopeful economic news, however. The first sign of a recession is when you can get your plumber to come over right away.

Comments

  1. #1 Edmund
    October 31, 2008

    Maybe he was too busy doing TV interviews on Fox News, warning everyone about how a vote for Obama = a vote for the “death of Israel.”

    http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2008/10/joe_the_plumber_is_a_moron_fil.php

  2. #2 Victoria
    October 31, 2008

    Randy,

    Where are you? I love reading what you have to say, even if I disagree with you sometimes. I know, you must be feeling that this blog is all one sided nowadays – but without your comments, it is getting pretty boring. Come on throw the dog a bone. Say something.

    You’re Number One Fan
    Victoria

  3. #3 revere
    October 31, 2008

    Victoria: I’m sure you guessed this, but Randy’s absence is his own choice. I didn’t ban him or suggest in any way he not comment. I (still) like him personally and understand that he may have felt that the run up to the election was too difficult a period to be heard here. Neither of us was going to back down and I have the front page, which I am sure was frustrating for him. I give him credit because he didn’t go off in a snit. He just decided, for whatever reason, to not comment further. I consider it a classy way to behave. No grandstanding. Just doing what he thought was proper.

  4. #4 llewelly
    October 31, 2008

    Randy,
    Where are you? I love reading what you have to say, even if I disagree with you sometimes. I know, you must be feeling that this blog is all one sided nowadays – but without your comments, it is getting pretty boring. Come on throw the dog a bone. Say something.
    You’re Number One Fan
    Victoria

    Don’t believe it, Randy. She’s really Annie Wilkes, and meant to say:
    ‘I’m your number one fan’

  5. #5 Robert V Sobczak
    October 31, 2008

    Joe the Plumber really made history this election … now, if only he can figure out a way to cash in … (or others could probably figure that out for him.)

  6. #6 Victoria
    November 1, 2008

    Reveres,

    I was not suggesting anything. I just love sitting here at the computer reading the sometimes hilarious comments. I was not calling you boring, either, it’s just that Randy gives the comments a bit of a kick. Think you are fabulous, Reveres.

    llewelly,

    You’re disgusting, never meant anything of the sort, and you know it!

    Truly Miffed, embarrassed and offended and I won’t speak to you ever again.

    Victoria

  7. #7 STH
    November 2, 2008

    I haven’t read the comments here in a while, and Krueger is the reason why. Disagreement among commenters is one thing, genocidal fantasies are another. YMMV, of course, but I’ve had all the “we’d better kill them all just in case” I can stomach over the last few years.

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