‘The Boss’ Says He’ll Rock Vote for Obama


WASHINGTON — Rock star Bruce Springsteen endorsed Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president Wednesday, saying “he speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years.”

In a letter addressed to friends and fans posted his Web site, Springsteen said he believes Obama is the best candidate to undo “the terrible damage done over the past eight years.”

“He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next president,” the letter said. “He speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to tackle nuanced and complex problems, a country that’s interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit. A place where ‘…nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone.’ ”

The bard of New Jersey is known for his lyrics about the struggles of working-class Americans, particularly in the economically ravaged factory towns of the Northeast.

Springsteen and his E Street band were part of the Vote or Change tour, a coalition of musicians opposed to the re-election of President Bush in 2004. He wrote the anti-war ballad “Devils and Dust” about Iraq.

Springsteen did not directly mention Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama’s rival for the Democratic nomination, in his letter, but appeared to take issue with her recent criticisms of comments made by Obama about working-class voters in small towns in Pennsylvania and controversial statements by his pastor.

“Critics have tried to diminish Senator Obama through the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships,” Springsteen wrote. “While these matters are worthy of some discussion, they have been ripped out of the context and fabric of the man’s life and vision … often in order to distract us from discussing the real issues: war and peace, the fight for economic and racial justice, reaffirming our Constitution, and the protection and enhancement of our environment.”

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Bruce, do you mean the “past 35 years” that made you a millionaire? Like, what if Hussein takes all your god damn, stand there with a friggin’ guitar money and gives it all away for the “real issues: war and peace, the fight for economic and racial justice, reaffirming our Constitution, and the protection and enhancement of our environment.”?

You see Bruce, the very first word after “real issues:” is “war“. Using that word, indicates that you are a dumb bastard, who lucked out making money. Not a thinker.

Your words are eloquent, but you are still, one dumb cluck. Have you ever read the “Constitution”, Clucksteen?

Sounds to me, that you were just lucky enough to be “Born In The U.S.A.” Made money and turned elitist, in ignorance and stupidty.

3 Responses to “‘The Boss’ Says He’ll Rock Vote for Obama”

  1. Rebecca H Says:

    My cynical self suspects that Springsteen is trying to make himself relevant to a younger audience, who are now young enough to ask, “Who’s Bruce Springsteen?” He wanted to be at the forefront of a new Vietnam-style anti-war movement with his stupid song, and the “movement” never materialized. Obama’s his last chance.

  2. tizona Says:

    I’d say you correct in your cynicism, Rebecca.

  3. John Says:

    rebecca and tiz,
    You are both “right”( or should I say left) on the money. As a Jersey guitarist I know for a fact that Bruce is being led around by the nose politically. I can’t give the name here, but I know a young man that was Bruce’s guitar tech for two years. Bruce is surrounded by people that keep him blind and feed him what they want him to know. Beleive me, this guy tried ! They literally control his opinions.More is the pity! With such an eloquent way of placing lyrics to music, Bruce could write even better music without those stumbling blocks he calls his entourage!


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