Springsteen Defends Obama Before a Rally in Battleground States

Music icon Bruce Springsteen says Obama forges the best path to an inclusive and fair America.


NORTH JERSEY -- Bruce Springsteen published a staunch defense of the record and promise of President Obama on Wednesday, a day ahead of a campaign rally in the battleground state of Ohio and a performance at Iowa State University.

Springsteen, who is set to appear at the Ohio rally with former President Clinton, writes that Obama showed "grit, determination and focus" as he faced "extraordinary" opposition and "economic chaos" left behind by the Bush Administration.

"Domestically, that record includes working to increase and expand employment for all, protecting our all important social safety net, passing guaranteed health care for most of our citizens, with important new protections for all of the insured, rescuing the auto industry and so many of the American jobs that go with it, protecting and enhancing the rights of women, and bringing us closer to full acceptance of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters."

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Springsteen also wrote that "anti-citizen" Republican voter suppression efforts are not receiving the attention they deserve.

The Monmouth County resident also came out in support of two "sterling" candidates—Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Elizabeth Warren, who is challenging Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts.

"Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some," Springsteen wrote. "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."

Springsteen's appearance with Clinton is scheduled for late Thursday morning, while his Ames, Iowa performance is set for 1 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.

Dave P October 18, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I've been following Bruce since I was a 14 yr old boy in1975. To this day I have been a follower and admirer of his music and band. I only ask one simple favor from this music icon. When it comes to politics...... PLEASE just shut up.
Kathleen Reidy October 18, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Sick to death of barely educated, egotiscal rock and hollyweird whack jobs thinking i will blindly vote for whoever they endorse! I could careless, who Bruce likes and he can't buy my vote with a concert! SHUT UP AND SING, that is what you are paid to do.
gwann October 18, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Thanks for your support for President Obama, "Born in the USA"!
Roman Gabriel October 18, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Did anbody mention to that dirtbag Springseen thay Obamas is a lying socialist jerk-off ? Hey Bruce, keep playing your old hits because your new stuff sucks and so do you.
Roman Garbiel On Meds October 20, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Oh dear, I can't believe I wrote those things about the boss! I acually love Born to Run, I have it on my record player right now in fact! Anywho, when I have clear head, I know that the whole socialist thing is fox news fiddlesticks. I actually find the President very fair with his policies. Have a great day all!


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