Two Georgians said Monday that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s tax proposals would hurt their small businesses.
Joined by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, the entrepreneurs spoke with reporters during a conference call sponsored by Republican candidate John McCain.
McCain’s campaign bills them as Peach State versions of “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, who met Obama during a recent campaign stop in Ohio and has become an oft-mentioned part of the Republican’s presidential campaign.
But Obama spokeswoman Caroline Adelman said the conference call was another in a series of “11th-hour distractions from the McCain campaign.”
I’ve been saying for a while that the GOP needs to condition itself away from big business, which will whore out to whichever party will help regulate competitors and benefit the status quo. Instead the GOP needs to be the party of the entrepreneur.
But I doubt this is what’s going on.