(CNN) - Rocker Bruce Springsteen has endorsed Barack Obama for president.
“At the moment, critics have tried to diminish Senator Obama through the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships,” said the New Jersey native, in a statement posted on his Web site Wednesday. “While these matters are worthy of some discussion, they have been ripped out of the context and fabric of the man's life and vision… Over here on E Street, we're proud to support Obama for President.”
In February, Springsteen had resisted making a choice between Obama and Hillary Clinton, telling USA Today that "there are two really good Democratic candidates for president. I admire and respect them both enough to wait and see what happens."
But he praised Obama, who cited Springsteen as the person he would most like to meet in an interview with People magazine.
"I always look at my work as trying to measure the distance between American promise and American reality," he told the paper. "And I think (Obama's) inspired a lot of people with that idea: How do you make that distance shorter? …”
Springsteen backed Sen. John Kerry's unsuccessful 2004 presidential bid.
Obama all the way!!
Now if he would have came out and backed Annie Oakley... would you feel the same way?????
why include that last line? terrible journalism...
Hopefully, we hear who Brittany Spears is endorsing soon, because I vote for the candidate with the most rock stars supporting them. Let's get real.
I'm so glad this race is still going, I can then take notes of all the far left radicals in the dem party, I'm a Democrate, BUT not far left! Not to mention I get to see which news shows, newspapers,talk radio are supporting this radical far left agenda! Very interesting. As for Obama at the start of this heated election, people were yelling he's anti-American, and you know what, HE IS. It's come full circle...
I guess you prefer a President that lies?
Who cares, hopefully it will do him as much good as it did Kerry and he will not win either.
I guess that means the 'boss' is not bitter?
I was waiting for Bruce to tell me who he's voting for...do these people really think we're hanging on their every word and that they have any influence on intelligent voters?
Pennselvania, No wonder, all eyes are on you,... your making a fool out of yourself, rather get to your senses and vote,.... you are being punked, Obama is telling it like it is. The whole world is "bitter" .. just incase you dont know.
all well and good but he's not a superdelegate
Give me a break!
Best. Endorsement. Ever.
People in Pennsylvania love the Boss, since NJ is our neighbor and the Jersey Shore is the Philly shore. Practically a hometown boy.
Why does it matter that Bruce Springsteen is endorsing him? I am happy that he has the endorsement, but is this really news? Let's not lose focus.
Oh, I guess Obama is a lock now........comical.
Print something newsworthy...........................
We'd be better off if Obama was endorsing Bruce for President.
i've always been a boss fan, but his is the first thing he has done that isn't a hit. I guess the boss like bigots and racist. and big time liars. but also the boss endorsed Kerry, so I guess the boss has chosen to line up behind losers
Who cares?! Why is this even news? At least its better than the story about 50 cent , who can't even vote, backing him. Can we get a story on Obama's policies that he is running on or is there not enough material?
How can one person be called the boss in Obama's race for the white house? In my opinion I feel Mr Obama has become a little arrogant with some of his speeches. I'm sure my comment won't make the comment section.
Why is this news? Who really cares? If people are swayed by this man's endorsement, or any other "celebrity's" endorsement, we have a serious problem in our country.
Way to go, Boss! You've chosen wisely.
Whether Obama wins the nomination or not, Springsteen has just backed another loser.
""Springsteen backed Sen. John Kerry's unsuccessful 2004 presidential bid."
So did half of America, CNN."
The good half!