“Joe the Plumber” (a.k.a. Samuel Wurzelbacher) tells The Brody File that negative media headlines and criticism doesn’t bother him because he says, “God’s on my side.”
He tells The Brody File that he began to experience God’s peace after spending a couple hours on his knees in prayer. Watch below.
Wurzelbacher is trying to win a seat in Congress by defeating 14-term Democratic Rep. Mary Kaptur up near the Toledo area. It’ll be an uphill climb but he’s got a shot.
Courtesy: CBN News/The Brody File
Brody: Talk to me a little bit about your faith in terms of how that plays into your policies. Obviously, the way people carry themselves, and the way people are brought up, influence their public policy to a degree. Talk to me a little bit about that.
Wurzelbacher: Well, actually when the whole ‘Joe the Plumber’ thing happened years ago, I didn’t have a computer. I was a plumber. My tools were a whole lot of different things. I jumped on my parents’ computer. I started taking a look at this thing called ‘Huffington Post,’ I had never heard of it before. And I started reading all of this bad stuff about me.
I'm thinking man, these people don't even know me, but here they've got it out in the media worldwide that I did A, B, and C. And I'm sitting here thinking, 'Wow.' It kind of crushed me because my word is very important to me, it always has been. If I give it, people know it&rsquos a done deal, there'sno question.
I'm the guy in the neighborhood that will go fix your water heater, come fix your pipes if they broke in the winter, or come pick you up at the bar at two in the morning. I coached nine years in my community, and so around town I hear 'Coach' a lot. I coached baseball, soccer, wrestling.
So, you know, I felt pretty respected in my community, then all of a sudden, hearing all of this bad stuff, so I talked to my parents a little bit. Then I talked to my one uncle who doesn't sugar coat a thing. Very awesome. And then I talked to a couple of other friends, and I went to bed that night and I sat there and got on my knees and talked to God for probably a good two to three hours. And I fell asleep and I woke up feeling like Superman.
It came down to I've got the respect and love of my friends and family and I know God's on my side. It's that simple. And now I don't let the media attacks, or what anybody says bother me, because I know it's not true. And I know I won't be put on the defensive. And I wont't let the media set the narrative.