Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher might be facing off against a longtime Democratic congresswoman, but his election campaign currently seems more focused on President Barack Obama.
Obama rose to the presidency because he "cast-off his Muslim roots, rejected his mother's disbelief in God, turned tail on the Islam of his early life, and converted to Christianity," says Wurzelbacher in a letter to the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Wurzelbacher first clashed with Obama during a 2008 campaign stop and became a poster boy for the John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign. This year, he's the Republican nominee facing Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur on Nov. 6.
In the letter to CBN, Wurzelbacher does not reference Kaptur. Rather, it discusses how he is "blessed to be a Christian" and says that he and the president are Christian brothers.
"We're all God's children and our President should be given the love and respect the Golden Rule he puts forth," Wurzelbacher writes.
But, as the Cleveland Plain Dealer points out, the letter is certainly not an endorsement of Obama. Even David Brody of CBN notes that Wurzelbacher explains himself "in a very unique and different way."
Imagine being the child of a mixed-race marriage—especially in the turbulent 60's and free-wheeling 70's. And when you throw in that dad was a Muslim and mom an atheist—you know it could not have been easy—and they were Communists for crying out loud!
At age six, young Barry was shipped off to Indonesia and exposed to Islam for several years. His parents divorced, he returned to the US and Barack was placed with his grandparents. By the time he got to college, he was experimenting with cocaine, marijuana and even thought about using heroin.
Hardly sounds like one who would become President of the United States, the most powerful man in the greatest, most powerful country in the history of the world, does it? It seems against all odds… almost miraculous?