Monday, May 7, 2012

Joe the Plumber Skips Coralville, IA, Gig

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Samuel Wurzelbacher (AKA Joe the Plumber) planned to come to nearby Coralville, IA, earlier today for a "Refuel America Rally". The event was sponsored by Americans for Prosperity and it was going to be used to promote limited government and lower taxes. Twelve supporters and three protesters showed up for the event. Unfortunately, Joe the Plumber didn't:
Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, cancelled his Monday trip to Iowa City, but that didn’t stop about a dozen people from meeting at the Coralville Holiday Inn to talk about the need for reform in the White House. Wurzelbacher was supposed to speak at an event hosted by the Iowa chapter of Americans for Prosperity, an organization that bills itself as a grassroots movement to “advocate and promote limited government, lower taxes and more freedom,” according to its website. Wurzelbacher made national news during the2008 presidential campaign after speaking to then-candidate Barack Obama about tax cuts for small businesses. He is now running for Congress in Ohio.
I've searched around a bit, but still haven't come up with a reason for his cancellation.

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