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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:26 AM

Springsteen to Campaign for Obama in Ohio With Clinton

Posted at 5 a.m. today

Bruce Springsteen is set to team up with President Bill Clinton to campaign for President Barack Obama in Parma, Ohio, on Thursday.

Even as October Springsteen appearances have become something of a Democratic tradition since 2004, this was not exactly an expected development. Back in February, Springsteen had expressed a reluctance to campaign and disappointment with some of Obama’s economic policies.

Up until this announcement, Springsteen had been largely quiet about the election. He rarely, if ever, mentioned Obama in recent appearances on his current world tour.

The pairing with Clinton is further evidence that wounds from the 2008 primary have healed. Then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was forced to cease playing “The Rising” at campaign stops because Springsteen endorsed Obama during one of the most heated moments of that campaign — the lead-up to the Pennsylvania primary.


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http://atr.rollcall.com/springsteen-to-campaign-for-obama-in-ohio-with-clinton/

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TroyD Oct 2012 OP
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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:28 AM

1. Well all right (as Harry Chapin used to say)

 

he should play No retreat NO SURRENDER

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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:38 AM

2. Bruce knows the urgency of the situation

I hope he can be tempted to hit the swing states a few times over the coming weeks.

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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:48 AM

3. Glad to see Team Obama bring in the big guns for OHIO

We had this state basically in our column until last week, but the Romney surge after the Presidential Debate has given him a shot.

Romney & Ryan are staging multiple events within the state (I think about 4-6 within the last week) in an effort to capitalize on that.

Good to see that Team Obama is countering that as early as they can.

Bill Clinton is the biggest asset on the campaign trail we have and I hope that he will spend half of his campaign time in OHIO over the next 3 weeks.

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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:51 AM

4. Election eve 2004 Cleveland with John Kerry

magical night ...people as far as th eye could see playing NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER....fucking blackweel and diebold stole ohio though

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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:18 AM

5. That's it! I'm moving to OHIO...{poignant memory from 1963 @ the end of post)

WOW! Wish I could go to any political rally like this. California is a gimme, so the only rally that come anywhere near me is too pricey. I've seen "The Boss" 3 or 4 times, but President Clinton too? That will be such a great event for sure!!!!!! *~~~*~~~*
Memory of POTUS' past;

When I was 7, in 1963, my Dad took us to see President Kennedy San Diego. He (my dad) had a friend who owned an auto muffler shop facing El Cajon Blvd. which was to be the route for JFK's motorcade. All the kids got into the back of this wood bed type apple cider house type truck & the vehicle was lifted up high above the crowd lined street.

The President of the United States went slowly down the street as the crowds on both sides of the street cheered...We were do high up we saw the convertible (a Lincoln I think) and President John Fitzgerald Kennedy waved to ME! It was so much fun & it was my first introduction to politics.

My parents were democrats, but I didn't know that then. What I did know is that 1963 was the last year he was alive, & I was fortunate to have my first presidential or even political memory be this one.

My father used to explain the difference between republicans & democrats when I got a little older by saying this..."Democrats vote with everyone in mind. Republicans vote with themselves in mind."

Thank you DU for being here. I discovered y'all this past summer & after reading so much online, DU was & is a breath of fresh air. Once I began my Bruce,Bill, & OHio post this 49 year old memory popped into my head & for the 1st time in a while now, I knew y'all would appreciate the story.

Have a Grrrreat weekend & enjoy the "Biden afterglow!"


Tazzie

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