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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:12 AM

Springsteen plays for Obama campaign

Source: USA Today

7:57AM EDT October 13. 2012 - Rocker Bruce Springsteen once said he wouldn't perform during the 2012 presidential campaign.

The Boss has changed his mind.

President Obama's campaign said today that Springsteen will appear along with ex-President Bill Clinton a pro-Obama rally Thursday in Parma, Ohio.

"Bruce Springsteen's values echo what the President and Vice President (Biden) stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity" said Jim Messina, Obama for America's campaign manager. "His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support."


(Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen in 2008)

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2012/10/13/bruce-springsteen-barack-obama-bill-clinton-campaign-election-2012/1631249/

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Reply Springsteen plays for Obama campaign (Original post)
trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
lalalu Oct 2012 #1
Scairp Oct 2012 #13
lalalu Oct 2012 #14
Fuddnik Oct 2012 #2
rocktivity Oct 2012 #3
lalalu Oct 2012 #7
chuckstevens Oct 2012 #4
lalalu Oct 2012 #8
Kyad06 Oct 2012 #16
lalalu Oct 2012 #17
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #5
Roy Rolling Oct 2012 #6
LynneSin Oct 2012 #9
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #10
Ishoutandscream2 Oct 2012 #11
kywildcat Oct 2012 #12
Danmel Oct 2012 #15

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:22 AM

1. Springsteen has been under attack

 

for his endorsements. The attacks also extended to candidates he supported and he was trying to avoid that. New Jersey is usually a blue state but there are some really nasty groups there.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:57 PM

13. Doesn't seem to affect ticket sales

I know cause I spent his birthday with him...and 55,000 others, at the Meadowlands (I refuse to call it by it's corporate name it makes me ill). Not to mention all the other arenas and stadiums he's been selling out over the past several months. Music lovers don't care one bit.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:37 PM

14. It doesn't affect ticket sale with true fans but

 

it was his original reason for not wanting to play at campaigns for President Obama. He felt he was doing more harm than good. Fortunately he has been convinced otherwise. Do a search on Hal Turner and you will see how ugly the extremists in NJ can get. There is a long history of the KKK and white supremacist groups in parts of NJ and PA.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:31 AM

2. Shit!!!!!

I'm in Parma until Wed., then I fly back to Florida.

Loves me some Springsteen!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:31 AM

3. While Chris "Governor Soparano" Christie pouts...

He's been trying to get next to Bruce for years.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:24 AM

7. I am so glad he ignored governor loudmouth.

 

Christie was practically begging and still Bruce ignored him. LOL

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:39 AM

4. Kid Rock v. Springsteen

Watch the right trash the Boss for doing this, but they're totally fine with Kid Rock endorsing Mittens. I'm not a huge Bruce fan, but he is a musical genius compared to Kid Rock. Kid Rock? Seriously? Can you get any lamer? Would you rather be endorsed by the Beatles or Journey?

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:27 AM

8. Springsteen is a legend and there is no comparison.

 

Actually I would take the Stones over the Beatles any day. Never a Beatles fan. I would probably even take Journey

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Response to lalalu (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:02 PM

16. Journey

They pl;ayed for Roomney. Also made by far the cheesiest videos ever.

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Response to Kyad06 (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:57 AM

17. True

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:06 AM

5. This is good President Clinton & Sprinsteen in Ohio

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:08 AM

6. The false equivalency

The right wing will shrug it off. "So what that Obama has Springsteen and Clooney? We have Chuck Norris and Ted Nugent!"

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:17 AM

9. I saw Bruce back in 2008 when he played in Philly for Obama

Gotta love Bruce!!!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:19 AM

10. should really get the Rally #'s up.... I hope he shows up in Colorado?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:37 PM

11. Not a fan of his music

but I'm a fan of the man.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:41 PM

12. Springsteen and Mellencamp sang of the plight of the middle class

during the Reagan years. Born in the USA and Scarecrow were anthems to us. Springsteens songs of steel workers and Mellencamps songs of farmers.......
Nugent sings about his wee willy winky-and prepubescent girls, Chuck Norris has taken a few to many blows to the noodle.
I'll take Bruce any day of the week and 3 times on sunday over kid washed up and dain bramaged.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:45 PM

15. Springsteen has never forgotten where he came from and who he is

does a lot of charitable work in Jersey and keeps it quiet. He is a class act.

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