On Wednesday, The Boss posted a letter on his website detailing why he wants the commander in chief to serve four more years.
“Right now, there is a choice going on in America, and I’m happy that we live in a country where we all participate in that process,” the 63-year-old rocker wrote.
“For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together.”
What else did The Boss have to say about the country’s current boss?
Springsteen is urging his fans and voters who are still undecided to choose Obama on Nov. 6 because it’s simply a different election from the one in 2008. Unlike last time (and despite daunting obstacles), Obama has a record of achievement to run on this time, the musician wrote.
“Through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support,” Springsteen wrote, citing several Obama achievements over the last four years, including working to create jobs, passing guaranteed health care for most Americans, rescuing the auto industry, protecting the rights of women and the LGBT community, bringing troops home from Iraq and taking out Osama bin Laden.
“Right now, there is a fight going on to 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 continued.
On Thursday, the Boss showed his support for Obama at a campaign event with former president Bill Clintonat Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio, a swing state in this election.
While Springsteen has been a political activist for decades (playing concerts for such causes as the anti-nuclear movement), he spent much of his career staying out of presidential politics. He famously bristled when President Ronald Reagantried to co-opt his song “Born in the USA” for his 1984 re-election campaign. But in recent years, the Boss has come out to support Democratic presidential candidates with rallies and concerts.
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