With my ears still ringing from Sunday night’s Springsteen bash here in Dallas, now comes word that The Boss has endorsed Obama….hmm: Small surprise, I think, that he didn’t go for Hillary. Obamaphiles will hope Bruce is better at picking the pres than he was in ’04 when he saddled up with Kerry.
Key Boss Quote:
“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.”
Springsteen’s been on the road for weeks, so maybe he just didn’t hear about the Obama “Bittergate” remarks about those angry, gun-totin’ denizens of small Rust Belt towns.
Get the story plus a classic “Born to Run” video here.
UPDATE: Further Webbing shows that Springsteen was in fact aware of the “elitism” charges against Obama, and addresses them in a letter on his website here. Now we can speculate as to whether Bruce timed the endorsement to mollify blue-collar Pennsylvanians who might be uneasy with Obama.