Joe The Plumber Ditches McCain (VIDEO)

John McCain announced that Joe the Plumber was at his rally in Defiance, Ohio Thursday morning. But when McCain called on the campaign poster-man to stand up, he wasn't there. "Joe, where are you? Is Joe here with us today? Joe, I thought you were here today," McCain said. When there was no response, he added, "Alright, well, you're all Joe the Plumber so all of you stand up!" Watch:

McCain campaign officials later said that Joe was slated to appear with McCain at a different campaign event on Thursday.