In case you were wondering about the odds that Joe Wurzelbacher (for the rest of his life aka "Joe the Plumber") will, as he has indicated he may be up for, run for Congress, BetOnline.com is now taking odds on that and other prospects for Wurzelbacher's political future.
Odds on Joe to run are 3.5-1; odds on Joe to win are 8-1.
After the fame that John McCain brought him during the third and final presidential debate of 2008, Wurzelbacher's political life was extended by news that he might consider challenging Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the longtime Democratic congresswoman from the Toledo area, for her U.S. House seat in 2010, then later by his employment with Pajamas Media as a foreign correspondent in Gaza.
Most recently, he appeared at CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Conference) at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC this weekend, where he told MSNBC that he would consider running for office in six years, planning that his son will have left for college at Ohio State University at the time.
See the full odds list from BetOnline.com below:
Will Joe run for president in 2011/2012 election cycle? A bet for YES currently pays 12-1.
Will Joe run for "public office" (any type) in 2009? YES pays 3.5-1.
Will Joe win any elected seat in 2009? YES pays 8-1.
Will Joe the Plumber make a bid for the House of Representatives? YES pays 8-1.
Will Joe WIN a seat in the House of Representatives? YES pays 15-1.
Will Joe the Plumber be hired by any major television news network in 2009? YES pays 6-1.
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