Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher has been asked to be a delegate to represent Ohio at the first Republican Debate.
Since 2008 when Joe rose to fame for flushing out then candidate Barack Obama’s intentions to “spread the wealth around,” he continues to have an influence on the American political landscape.
He’s now been invited to be a delegate tot he first of the GOP debates, which takes place in Joe’s home state of Ohio Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on Fox News, and it will feature the top 10 leading candidates for the GOP nomination.
The debate will include the top 10 candidates who have polled the best best in an average of the last five “major, nationally recognized” polls.
Trump, Walker and Bush are the front-runners, all in double digits. Carson, Huckabee, Rubio, Paul and Cruz are all within the margin to be included as well.
Depending on the outcome of any major polls released Tuesday, the remaining spots will be taken by the top two out of Kasich, Christie, Perry and Jindal.
Santorum, Fiorina, Pataki and Graham are mathematically too far at the bottom to have a chance.
The debate is expected to be quite entertaining.
Donald Trump is the wild card that could define the tone and direction of the debate. Like him or not, he speaks his mind. About the time one of the debate moderators asks the candidates what flavor of Ice Cream they like…watch out!
Rush Limbaugh says that Trump could really “Blow up the Debate”:
“Because it’s predictable. It’s stale. I mean, 10 people on a stage and everybody gets — I don’t know what it is — three minutes, and then 30 seconds to reply, and then if somebody attacks you, you get 15.5 seconds to defend yourself or whatever it is. I think at some point, Trump’s gonna say how stupid he thinks this is and how unproductive he thinks this is and how basically what a waste of time. He won’t say that because he’s there.”
Scott Walker has been consistently at the top of the pack since January, and has weathered against all the others as they have entered the race. He has the most to lose! He has the most to gain. Will his debate performance solidify his position, or does he falter?
Bush was coronated the frontrunner years ago. This could be the defining moment. His poll numbers have been anemic for 8 months, even in his home state of Florida. A lackluster performance could really show he has no chance.
Paul and Cruz have been doing significantly worse in most polls than most expected. Both are good on stage. They could really make some points. They both have space to grow. This debate could really hurt them if they do not meet expectations!
What we know for sure is that it will be quite the entertaining time. The expectation is about 6 million viewers…I would be willing to bet there are many more than that!