Joe the Plumber has won again. You remember Joe. The Ohio man hurtled toward fame with that fateful 2008 encounter when, bald head shining and T-shirt slightly rumpled, he questioned Obama on small business taxes.
Like Mitt Romney, “Joe” — Samuel Wurzelbacher — didn’t set off any landslides Tuesday.
He won the GOP nomination in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District by a suck-in-your-gut slim margin: 51% to 48% for his opponent, auctioneer and real estate agent Steve Kraus.
It may have helped that Wurzelbacher had money on his side — six times as much as Kraus. But now Wurzelbacher has a much larger obstacle in his path: Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur.
On Tuesday night, while most everyone was watching the GOP Super Tuesday races, Kaptur thoroughly whupped U.S. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, 58% to 38%.