Springsteen Is Backing Obama

artist: Bruce Springsteen date: 10/19/2012 category: music news
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Springsteen Is Backing Obama
Yesterday, Ultimate-Guitar shared a number of celebrity reactions to the 2nd US Presidential debate that had been posted on Twitter. Now, NME is reporting that rock icon Bruce Springsteen has endorsed incumbent US President Barack Obama in the upcoming elections in an open letter posed on his website, which reads as follows: "Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military. For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together. We're still living through very hard times but justice, equality and real freedom are not always a tide rushing in. They are more often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. I believe President Obama feels these days in his bones and has the strength to live them with us and to lead us to a country '... where no one crowds you and no one goes it alone'." Springsteen, who until recent years has not endorsed any political candidate, also showed his support for Obama in the 2008 election. Back in the 1984 presidential race, Bruce hit out at Ronald Reagan for using his track "Born In The U.S.A." in has campaign speeches, the song's anthemic chorus was played, in spite of the fact that the rest of the track is about returning Vietnam veterans unable to readjust into society. Springsteen had described the song as being about "a working-class man" [in the midst of a] "spiritual crisis, in which man is left lost...It's like he has nothing left to tie him into society anymore. He's isolated from the government. Isolated from his family... to the point where nothing makes sense." Think that the Boss should be endorsing Obama? Let us know in the comments.
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