(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.
HAAA!! A Has Been supporting a wannabe!!!
In politics, people either don't reallly like you, or they hate you. When Obama is as old as Hillary, he'll have just as many scars and just as many ppl who dislike him for stupid reasons.
on no. The last statement shows it all. Kerry... . I like Boss. But America's opinion does not agree with him any way. People know about his political stand.
So, what? Huh! Is that supposed to move me?
Now I see why 80 out of the 100 Pennsilvania's small town mayors did not show up for Hillary's rally yesterday – -are they in the closet for Obama? Makes you wonder.
Who's bitter now?
Thank you Bruce. You da Boss.
New Jersey already has spoken and they voted for Hillary.
Susan MO, quit saying "we". You speak for less than half of potential primary voters.
Obama 08! Hillary is the one who is Elitist hinding behind Bill with $109+millions. She is just chewing her words. Go Barack, you are educated enought to lead us there!
Bruce Springsteen endorsement is irrelevant.
Limousine rock stars are a dime a dozen.
His fan base will never support Obama.
Last concert I attended in Giant Stadium I was so bored I left my front row seats.
If Billary got the endorsement you all would be screaming and peeing your pants!
Just sit back and enjoy the ride! LOL!!
Here we go......Que the Clinton supporters putting down Bruce Springteen.
80 out of the 100 pennsilvania's small town mayors did not show up for Hillary's scheduled rally yesterday in Philly . Makes you wonder.......are they in the closet for Obama?
Dear don't worry be happy,
when you try to put together a statement that sounds intelligent, please remember that "irregardless" is NOT a word.
What a shock. He backed John Kerry too.
Why are people so upset when Sir Elton had a fund raiser for Hillary that was reported, but when Bruce endorses Obama there is outrage people get real this is only the tip of a very high iceberg of who is and will endorse our next President of the United States Barack Obama!!!!!
Its been a long time coming but I know a change is gonna come.
Am i to believe this endorsement is done by a real intellectual person?
Anyone know where I can get a bumper sticker that says "Don't blame me, I didn't vote for Obama"? I am going to need it....
Hilary and McCain voted for a war that continues to kill innocent people FOR NO REASON even up to this very day! The death toll of soldiers in comparison to 911 victims is FAR GREATER! Yet Obama shouldn't be president? Hilary and McCain voted for a war that is destroying the US economy. Yet Obama shouldn't be president? When will America be logical when choosing presidents instead of illogical?
Out with the liar.......in with Barack!
That puts my concert tickets in the trash!
The Obama supporters are jumping up and down but they can't even spell his name right. LOL
Go Obama. Enough of the same Clintonian parsing of words and mis-remembering events.