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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 08:12 AM
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2. McLuan Is Smiling...
You, too, can be an international star for 15 minutes...literally. This is such a textbook example of how the media news cycle works and its huge footprint.

Joe the Plumber probably thought he was gonna be a big star...outspoken and ready to take up the cause for the "common man" (translation: frustrated white middle-aged male) and he was ready to ride the wave into the limelight. I had initially heard he was ready to head to New York for the morning teevee shows and someone started to dig and said "not so fast".

Camp Gramps attempt at finding the "middle class" guy turned into a bust...and in spectacular fashion. This dude didn't even get his engine warm. But then, this didn't matter as all Camp Gramps was hoping for was a distraction for the debate so that Gramps could pretend his tax cuts for the rich weren't as bad as Senator Obama's tax cuts for the middle class...confuse people and hope to nullify this big Obama advantage. In the end, Joe will go back to obscurity...a frustrated dittohead.
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