It’s not really surprising that Bruce Springsteen, a man who’s lyrics tend to deal with the plight of the working man, is voting for Obama, but The Boss went a step further yesterday night and officially endorsed the President in a letter posted to his website. Via The New York Times:
The letter states: “This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support.”
He went on to list Obama’s accomplishments, including rescuing the auto industry, guaranteeing affordable health care for more Americans and ending the war in Iraq. He also called out the GOP for resorting “to voter suppression,” through “anti-voter, anti-citizen efforts.”
In addition to the letter, Springsteen has agreed to show his support by playing at Obama rallies in the traditionally pro-Springsteen swing states of Ohio and Iowa.