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Bruce Springsteen Pens Obama Support Message

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

Bruce Springsteen published a 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."

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

The classic rocker 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.

charles hampton October 18, 2012 at 07:19 PM
You're the man, Bruce!
Lanita Lum October 19, 2012 at 09:36 AM
I was never quite sure why I despised Bruce Springstein's songs/music. I now know why for two reasons. The first I've known since I started playing instruments and advancing in choral activities. Let's face it - the man can't carry a tune, enunciate, and the last time I checked, screaming isn't singing. Even gangsta rappers carry a better tune and understandable lyrics than ""The Boss!" Now he teams up with our country's "boss" - at least the President can carry a tune, but he probably learned how to sing in his "preach'in classes." Two peas in a pod - Trump should FIRE BOTH BOSSES! As far as I'm concerned they're both worthless and tend to sound like nails on a chalkboard! YUCK - both need to hit the road but the question still remains..."were they both "Born in the. USA???'"

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