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Posted on 04/16/2008 12:44:41 PM PDT by pissant
Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Senator Barack Obama for US president, saying he stands "head and shoulders above the rest."
In a message posted on his Web site, the musician and songwriter known as the Boss said the Illinois senator has "the depth, the reflectiveness and the resilience" to be the next US president.
"Like most of you, I've been following the campaign and I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head and shoulders above the rest," he wrote.
Many of Springsteen's rousing rock anthems and haunting ballads celebrate working class Americans. His endorsement in the November presidential election comes as Obama fends off charges he is out of touch with working class voters.
The Obama campaign welcomed the endorsement. The America of Springsteen's songs - with its hardworking people and big dreams - is "a story I know and a vision I share for our future, and that's why I'm so honoured to have his support in this journey," Obama said in a statement.
Elton John vs Bruce Sprinsteen.
I love when these celebrities who have made a boatload of cash from the “common man” try to compare themselves to them.
...Oh, goody. ...An idiot endorses a marxist know-nothing for President. Where do I sign?!
Ha! Love it!
no surprise there!
Another overrated overpaid liberal “celebrity” endorses one of his own, BS.
When was Springsteen’s last hit song? 1984 or 1985?
So - who did Springsteen endorse last time?
And the time before that?
(sound of crickets chirping)
..will not make it past the front gates.
It's something he will tell his grandchildren about, as if it were something heroic.
You’re not the Boss of me.
What Would Tiny Tim Do?
“It’s something he will tell his grandchildren about, as if it were something heroic.”
Lord knows he’s old enough to have several of those.
The Boss is an imbecile ... I hear he changed his “Born in the USA” song title to “Let’s blame the USA”
I’d weigh Milli Vanilla’s opinion more than the NJ phony’s.
It is with a longing to hear that sage of the west coast give her endorsement in this campaign of ideas.
Please oh please Barbra give us your pearls of wisdom and tell us who is your chosen one?? Hasnt Ms. Broslin already lukewarmly endorsed her rival for the Ex-Presidents affection; i.e. the beast.?
Has anyone noticed that these endorsements amount to only a single news event and then the endorser does nothing actively to promote the person endorsement?? There is an exception to this observation. John (I served in Vietnam) Kerry is out there commenting on the race and making a horses patoot out of himself.
...saying he stands “head and shoulders above the rest.”
Forgot the ears.
The Boss is taking a leak on the flag (look at the placement of his right hand):
He give Ross Perot a run for his money in the ear department.
Big boss man, can’t you hear me when I call
you ain’t so big, your just tall that just about all.
He’s such a putz!
I knew this guy was plastic when I saw the “Dancing in the Dark” video with that phony pull-the-doe-eyed-young-babe-from-the-audience-and-dance-with-her-like-I’m-just-one-of-the-commoners.
For real! It appear that highly over rated people like to back each other up.
phhf......Bruce “freakin” Springsteen! What a clown!
I’m voting for Lemmy!
How to write a Bruce Springsteen song
HOW TO WRITE A BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SONG : A I HATE MUSIC CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE SPECIAL
1: Choose your era. If you want to write a 70s Springsteen song go to page 2. If you want to write an 80s Springsteen song go to 3. If you want to write a 90s or late song go to option 4.
2: Read a local newspaper. Pick an issue (disaffected youths drag racing, or the closing down of local factories are good). Make sure your song has a couple of protagonists - male and female - the females must end in the letter Y. If you want to write a ballad go to option 5. If you want to write a rabble rousing rock stonker go to 6.
3: Read a national newspaper. Pick an issue (disaffected twenty somethings annoyed by the government or the closing down of entire national industries are good). Your songs do not need protagonists, you speak for all of America now. However if you want to write a ballad go to option 5. If you want to write a rabble rousing rock stonker that will make people misunderstand the actually not very subversive lyrics go to 6.
4: Read the world section of a newspaper. If you cant find this in America you can always try Time Magazine, Newsweek or pick up a foreign paper when you are abroad. Pick an issue (pandemic diseases or the closing down of entire global industries are good). Pick a protagonist, preferably male and extra preferably borrowed from American literature. If you want to write a ballad got to option 5. If you want to write a rabble rousing rock stonker you should have picked another period - 90s Springsteen doesnt do that stadium rock bollocks. Go to 5 instead but pick up a drum machine on the way.
5: You have decided to write a ballad. These are supposed to be sad so they should be slow, only employ half of the E Street Band and involve you singing the chorus very slowly somewhere along the line whilst doing an impression of the cookie monster. The whole affair should end on a pessimistic downbeat note, preferably with the death of a character.
6: You have decided to write a rabble rousing rock stomper (check its not the nineties, if it is go straight to 5 - you are not allowed in here). Get all of the E Street Band together put your foot on the monitors and ROCK OUT. Remember the cliched sentiments in the lyrics dont matter because the music is too driving to coherently listen to them. Make sure there is a big saxaphone break. The whole affair should end with a drum roll, cymbal smash and you wiping your forehead - preferably with a sweatbanded wrist.
There, you have written a Bruce Springsteen song, and are now eligable to come number two in the best album of the year charts in Uncut and Mojo for the rest of eternity. You will have to start writing about space soon though.
The lead singer of Dexy’s Midnight Runners has come out for Obama also. That seals the deal for me!
He is not the boss of me!
Just a bit of trivia - that doe eyed young babe in the video was Courtney Cox of NBC’s Friends and F/X’s Dirt.
Courtney “Ms.Doe-Eyed-Young-Babe” Cox went on to bigger and better things and is currently starring in that uplifting show, Dirt. Apparently her career has come full circle.
You know who that girl was, don’t you?
Springsteen is a loon and has been for quite some time.
Well aren’t you the smarty pants! Beat me to the trivia!
Is she related to him somehow and that is how she got the gig?
Bruce’s CD’s should come with ear plugs and a BC powder.
Courteney Cox (later found fame on Friends): "Her first big break, however, was being cast by Brian De Palma in the infamous Bruce Springsteen video "Dancing in The Dark". In 1985"
There is a problem with using propaganda films by propagandists like Leni Riefenstahl to teach young filmmakers how to apply their craft.
And his latest propaganda effort against the Bush administration didn't even take $100,000 at the box office.
Cracked me up big time with that one...LOL
He plays a guitar and sings. He is not qualified to endorse anyone for president.
Big Old Sacka $hit.
Who cares about Bruce Springsteen’s political views?
I won’t join those who might say “and he has no talent,” because he’s very talented, or, at least, WAS. But so what? As Laura I. would say, shut up and sing, Boss.
He’s good at what he does. I just quit liking what he does about 20 years ago.