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Joe the Plumber | Result: Redirected to 2008_U.S._Presidential_Election#Joe_the_Plumber[edit]

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Proposed for deletion by WhateverHisCurrentNameIs with the old template. Reason given was: "Marginal figure from the past, had no real impact then, has less now." Before pruning, the article looked like this and suffered from the recent attention of Proxima Centauri.--ZooGuard (talk) 17:10, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

P.S. Even Wikipedia is not... bureaucratic enough to decide article deletion by numbered vote count, or obsessive enough to split the count into sections.--ZooGuard (talk) 17:11, 28 May 2014 (UTC)



  1. The SimpleName-the-BlueCollarJob meme was fun, but only for the first several months. Here's a stake, there's a heart ... MarmotHead (talk) 17:17, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. If he had actually been something besides 15 minutes of fame maybe, but otherwise hes just "guy who supported the republicans"--Miekal 17:30, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
  3. Let the poor guy get on with his life, without having to deal with the millions and millions of people who are reminded of him daily by reading our article on him. Father Vivian O'Blivion (talk) 17:33, 28 May 2014 (UTC)


  1. The crank ideas about the economy he put forward and the media's treatment of him will make a nice subsection to the 2008 US Presidential Election article. --TheLateGatsby (The end of the dock ) 19:14, 29 May 2014 (UTC)