Apr 16, 2008

The Boss Endorses Obama


This is a video from 2005 but I find it appalling enough to post it anyway.
Springsteen is apparently endorsing Obama by saying "He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next president." "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."

What is Springsteen really doing - preparing his next song? I mean really - "nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone," are actually lyrics from his Long Walk Home Album released in 2007.
The full text of Springsteen's letter of endorsement is HERE

Hot Air Blog really says it best: Springsteen is an A-list celebrity “common man” worth untold millions lends some extra blue-collar authenticity to an Ivy League law professor “common man” fond of explaining small-town behavior through the prism of false consciousness. Good enough for the AFP, which seems mighty taken with “gritty parables.”

Obama is a long way off from being a 'common man' a common man doesn't generally go to an Ivy-League College or Author several books - please Obama lay off.
Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, Obama worked as a community organizer, university lecturer, and civil rights lawyer before serving in the Illinois Senate. Common men aren't generally earning $4.2 million in '07.

However, I digress.

The point is that despite Springsteen's endorsement, Obama needs to take off his rose-colored glasses and step into the real world where idealism is just not going to get the job done.

Neither is one cultural icon as American as Base-ball, Bruce Springsteen.

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