Bruce Springsteen is back in the political game, throwing his support behind President Barack Obama’s re-election bid. He spoke more in-depth about his backing for President Obama on Wednesday with a post on his website.
Despite his initial reluctance to jump back into politics, feeling as though he had spent all of his “political capital” on President Obama’s first election bid in 2008, The Boss recently announced that he will be supporting the POTUS for a second round. Springsteen will be making his debut on the 2012 campaign trail on Thursday at events in Cleveland and Ames, Iowa with former President Bill Clinton.
“I’ve been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes,” writes Springsteen on his website.
Springsteen said that President Obama’s first term was “a really rough ride” due of the “economic chaos” left in the wake of President George W. Bush’s administration and “the extraordinary intensity of the opposition,” from Republicans in Congress.
The 63-year-old rocker also said that the President would need a significant turnaround in Congress is he is to achieve his second-term goals. “Right now, for the President to be effective in his next term he needs our increased support and he needs support in the Congress, where some sterling candidates, such as current Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, and so many others, are fighting to make their constructive voices heard.”
Springsteen cited President Obama’s support for homosexuals, his ending of the war in Iraq, and finally killing Osama bin Laden as reasons to support his bid for a second term.
“Right now, there is a fight going on to help make this a fairer and more equitable nation. For me, President Obama is our best choice to get us and keep us moving in the right direction,” he wrote.
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