(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.
Hillary for President!
The candidate America has been waiting for!
And it did sooooo much for Kerry.......Funny that real clear politics poll of polls has HILLARY with a 9 point lead.....and of course undecideds always go to her....add another 6-8 points to the 9........:) Even with him spending outrageous amounts of money....from his 38 "lobbyist lawyers"....see USA Today article about his fundraisers and how much money they raise for him......
What, is this 1988? Who cares what Bruce thinks anymore?
Of course this means nothing...just like caucuses and small states right!?
Clinton '08! Cognitive Distortions...not speeches!
WoW Hillary funs, simmer down, i Luv the Boss he's great and will do a rock concert for Obama – and yes (Branco) 'great song' – STREET OF PHILLY
Hey Bruce, you endorsement is cool, but how about having a fundraising concert for Obama with some other musicians from LA to Chicago to New York. Once the fundraising concert reaches $5 million, the rest of the proceeds go to charity.
I'll take BRUCE of ELTON JOHN anyday...
all i can say is wonderful
Obama will win...dont be fooled!!!
Although I am not a Democrat, Obama comes across as much more honest than Hillary. This campaign seems to be about picking apart every sentence the person says, and you lose the real issues behind that.
Good point, James. The CNN ticker is sometimes a hack-job
Well, Bruce does know how to pick a winner. After all, he did endorse John Kerry. Oh, wait....
I wonder who would win in a street of Philadelphia fight.. Hillabeans & Elton.. or Barack & Bruce? hmm.. just a thought!
OOOOOOOOOOOOBAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA '08 BABY!
Did Bruce really back the wrong guy in 2004? Do you really think we'd be worse off if we'd have listened to The Boss? I respect Bruce and his judgement, now more than ever!
Well, it kind of goes like this.....
I would never buy Bruce's music
and I would never vote for Obama
both have NOTHING i can dance to.
the boss of who?
Hope, Change, Bitter and now the Boss. It didn't help John Kerry.
This has got to be a slow news day.
Oh, some of you Clintonians, if only you could leave your prejudices behind and see the candidates for who they really are.
Obama is the one!!!!!!
Obama stands for too LIberal and to weak on National Security, and no expereince in our nations economy...
it the boss backs obama, so do i
What are you doing America? You are going to elect another version of George Bush. Wake up...
Backing another loser, are ya?