Skip to comments.Bruce Springsteen to Campaign For Obama in Ohio, Iowa
Posted on 10/14/2012 7:50:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Obama's bringing in The Boss.
On Thursday, Bruce Springsteen will join former president Bill Clinton at an Obama rally in Parma, Ohio. The campaign announced later that the iconic New Jersey rocker would add another stop that same day in Ames, Iowa.
Springsteen is no stranger to Democratic rallies. The weekend before election day in 2008, he warmed up a crowd of 80,000 people at an Obama event in Cleveland. Four years prior, Springsteen took part in a similar rally for Sen. John Kerry. Tuesday will be his first campaign event in this election cycle.
"Bruce Springsteens values echo what the president and vice president stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told Ohio's The Plain Dealer. "His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support."
Polls show the race in Ohio is tightening. As National Journal's Major Garrett reported on Wednesday, "The gap has closed from what was an 8 to 10 point Obama lead to just outside the margin of error." Consequently, Democrats are redoubling efforts there. Real Clear Politics's average of polls has Obama up by 1.3 points in the state.
In Iowa, Obama also has seen his lead shrink, according to polls.
No word on which songs Springsteen might be playing at either show -- or whether Clinton will join in on sax.
*( the Communist Party of America)
Just shut up and sing Bruce!
Springsteen can sing but not very smart.
Springsteen is a sawed off whiny runt.
Clinton may decide to take a pass if the Administration continues to try and throw Hillary under the bus over the Benghazi Attack.
Just another flaming liberal for Obama. Maybe he’ll announce that he’s leaving his wife for his boyfriend.
Hey, Bruce, you are no longer a Jersey Boy but a wuss! Nothing American about you anymore other than you were born here.
Frankly I don't think he's that great of a singer. Miles better than Bob Dylan, but he still sounds like he's shouting all the time.
Never cared for Springsteen, but his political activism put him high on my celebrities-to-dislike list.
He views the world like he is living in a John Steinbeck novel.
Yes, the gypsy lied. Wake the f*** up Bruce.
For the life of me I cannot see/hear why this idiot is such a success.
He can’t sing and his music is mediocre at best.
When will John Cougar Mellonball weigh in?
He can do what he wants, but it won’t matter this time.
zer0 is done
Born to be stupid and the disgraced, impeached, rapist on the same stage for a liberal, marxist, democrat.
they will still have to give away tickets out on the streets
Springsteen is so so as a performer.
Nils Lofgren has carried his *** for decades
Personally I think he was propped up most of his career by the media for the very reason that he was a leftist.
"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"
"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"
Here's a must-see YouTube of Springsteen performing with communist icon, Pete Seeger, at Obama's inauguration. There's a flash of Obama singing along from his seat to "This Land is Your Land"):
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetwork.org:
Profile: PETE SEEGER
*Musician, folksinger, songwriter, and political activist
*Joined the Communist Party in 1942
*"I'm still a Communist" -- Pete Seeger, 2004
Springsteen's Homage to Pete Seeger
By Tom Moon
World Cafe, April 25, 2006 - On the new collection We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen honors the folk music tradition that has inspired many of his own compositions over the years. All the tracks on the new album are standards closely associated with folk icon Pete Seeger.
Springsteen assembled large ensemble of acoustic musicians to flavor the proceedings with everything from accordion to tuba. Rock critic Tom Moon talks with host David Dye about why he reacted so strongly and positively towards this latest offering by The Boss.
Earth Day, April 22, 1970:
"The nationwide event included opposition to the Vietnam War on the agenda, but this was thought to detract for the environmental message.
Pete Seeger was a keynote speaker and performer at the event held in Washington DC."
"[Pete] Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam." --Ronald Radosh (former communist)
Bruce Springsteen and his signature song sum up the irony of it all. Bruce Springsteen is a multimillionaire who masquerades as a working man, Obama never born in the USA masquerading as a natural born duly elected American president.
One has-been trying to prop up another. Ask most folks in the Gen Y about him and the response will be “Bruce who?”
Folks, put your memory caps on. Remember when an endorsement from Bill Clinton was radioactive and useless. Clinton is not going to save Obama, and....Bruce Springsteen is worth zero impact in producing votes and support for Obama!!! End of story!!!
Born in the USA, maybe. But not an American.
I saw Woody Guthrie’s display at the R&R hall of fame and he was a card carrying communist.
He and Pete wrote good songs but were deep red commies
Yup. That’s real Ohio attitude.
He ain't my boss.
Never did like the guy.
Oooooooo. What a way to pump up the over 60 crowd, Obozo! NOT!
I was working at the Bush campaign headquarters in Columbus in 2004. GWB was in town for the final leg of the campaign. His nephew stopped by and media was everywhere. Springsteen was also in town for Kerry. A reporter asked me some questions and one of them was “what do you think about the “boss” concert tonight for Kerry?” I replied, “I can’t imagine what a has been rockstar could possibly say that would have an impact on a presidential election.” The interview made the evening news!
Media is saying Obama is winning/locked Ohio and Iowa, then why they need Bruce?
Romney is drawing thousands without the help of a has been singer. Obama couldn’t even fill the original venue of his own convention
Just think, Bruce, if you grew up in Obama’s America, you sure wouldn’t be wealthy!
I can tell you this.
Every kid in Ohio knew how to play Funk 48/49.
I never saw any one say Hey! Let’s jam some Sprinklesteen crap!
Worst song of all time — Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Bruce Springsteen. Terrible, horrible, painful, causes the dogs to whimper, whine and howl. Should be used to torture terrorists and our enemies.
This song really shows how crappy a singer Bruce is. The guy can’t hold a tune if his life depended on it. He is probably more of a lyricist. But damn, he can’t sing!
My wife and I had dinner years ago with his E-street band drummer after a show. I forget his name. He was a real dick.
Yah. Rides Again remains in my all time top ten favorite albums.
Why isn’t Hugo Chavez jumping in to help us with low price fuel oil anymore?
A free concert for freeloaders who love free Obama phones and free Obamacare.
I will never ever understand this man’s appeal or success. First time I heard a Springsteen song I thought it was a joke, like someone was spoofing Dylan. And “Born in the USA” sounds like a ditty my son made up while he was alone in the tub with his army men. So he can’t sing, can’t compose, and now he’s proven he can’t think or reason.
Bono is a major peckerhead too.
James Gang was formative R&R
THAT and Grandma Got run over by a reindeer are two songs that caused me no to enjoy the 24/7 Christmas Music radio stations. You can throw in that Thanksgiving Song, too.
springsteen jumped the shark years ago.
his born in the usa song about a crumbling industry is descriptive of obama’s legacy of catastrophy.
I would love to meet this phoney hypocrite’s tax accountant and see how much he saves Brucie on taxes. And his music suck I only like about three of his tunes like “Glory Days” otherwise he is a crashing bore!!
When is Brucie going to send a $20 million check to the Treasury for the Federales to squander on ObamaBucks and ObamaPhones
How is it that all the rockers from the 1960’s and 70’s are still so friggin’ stupid when it comes to politics.
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young are still acting as though it is 1969 and haven’t changed their idiotic beliefs one wit.
Paul McCartney, one of my musical heros of all time, is an absolute ass-clown when it comes to politics and real life.
Lord Above, don’t ANY of these guys mature as they get older or is it all the pot-smoking that stunts their brains??
I used my sprngsteen CDs for target practice years ago ,,,,,,,,,,,
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