(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.
Big deal. Springsteen also backed John Kerry. This is not news.
No doubt Clinton will dismiss Springsteen's support for Obama in much the same way she dismissed the vote I cast in one of the smaller caucus states.
She is the personification of elitism and lost my vote for good a long time ago.
great! Bruce recognizes a good man when he sees one. President Obama.
Thank you, Bruce. You are a true American hero and poet. Your statement and timing were perfect.
This is not important news.
Better than Elton John!!! ;)
Clinton LIES. Hillary lies and Bill lies about the lies. Anyone who has that 'loose' of an affiliation with the truth simply can't be trusted in any aspect or reality.
Second-best campaign blunder ever: Ronald Reagan appropriates "Born in the U.S.A." for his reelection campaign, apparently unaware that it slammed his administration's treatment of Vietnam vets.
Hey anyone who's ever held a factory job knows what's been going on the last 7 years under the Bush administration........Those jobs have all gone overseas and the CEO's of those companies have reaped millions.
The difference to most celebrity endorsements is clear. This guys knows what he is talking about. It is hard to find anyone on this earth who is R E S P E C T E D as much as the boss. This does make a difference.
Obama Idiots plain and Simple!
Elton (the duck) who ? this man is a real blue-collar American . Nothing phony about "The Boss"....unlike hillary .
Who cares? Am I expected to change my mind based upon who a rocker wants to vote for?
A foreigner (Elton John) supports Hilary, and a true son of America (Bruce) supports Obama. Enough said!
There ya go. The official kiss of death.
and? Cnn why do you not mention the new Union of Masons just endorse Hillary or the 100 mayors that have endorse Hillary and....come on CNN!!
my man Bruce
This post would have been a good news for obama if the last sentense was not there
All you Hilary supporters stop hating Elton John just helped her raise 2 million dollars. This man has the right to endore whom ever he wants and it looks like this rocker picked the correct choice. Bitter Kansan Obama 08
Ok, lets say a person post a comment against Obama, why does it always make to the internet. what is CNN Agenda or you who moderate these blog?
This guy bounces out on stage like he is a star. A little too big headed for my taste. I guess it is to try and keep him from looking like the middle aged lawyer he is.
Not impressed by this at all.
Hillary supporters sound a little bitter to me!! LOL