Dear Fellow American, Remember how the leftwing media crucified Sarah Palin in the 2008 election? Well, now they've made "Joe the Plumber" their new target.
Since winning my primary Tuesday night, the media has made it their number one mission to discredit my candidacy and annihilate my character. I've been painted as a bigot, told I'm not qualified to serve in Congress, and lectured on live TV as if I'm a schoolboy in the principal's office.
No, I didn't earn a degree at Harvard, I haven't worked on Wall Street, and I don't make a six-figure salary. I'm a normal American, just like you. I served my country in the military and I've worked day and night to provide for my family. If that doesn't qualify a man to run for Congress, I don't know what does.
America was founded on the idea—and our Constitution sets it in law—that people would come out of their communities, represent their constituents—their fellow Americans—and then go back to home. Instead, right now we've got 535 career politicians who have lost touch with the reality of what is happening in America.
That reality is Americans need jobs.
I'm sick of the gossip, the tabloid journalism, and the "gotcha" questions the leftwing media has designed to trap us in trivial dialogues about issues that have absolutely no relevance with the matter at hand: putting Americans back to work. Go ahead and disagree with me all you want on the social issues. But when it comes to creating jobs, lowering taxes and getting rid of the regulations that are strangling our economy—let's have an honest conversation.