His question was representative of many people out there. When John McCain brought him up in the debate, I took it as that "representative of the many people this question would or could affect." Not that Joe the Plumber was one person but one of many. I don't think Joe would have become so big in the days to follow if the liberal media hadn't planted themselves on his door step and hadn't hounded the guy so much. The fact that a Democrat somewhere in the Ohio government took it upon him or herself to dig into his past was just plain petty and useless.