Springsteens for Obama

Bruce Springsteen and John Kerry at rally in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2004

Bruce has come out in favor of Barack Obama, saying this:

“I’ve been writing about America for 30 years. I’ve tried to write about who we are, what we stand for, what we fight for. I believe that these essential ideals of American identity are what’s at stake on Nov. 2….I believe that John Kerry honors these ideals. He has lived our history over the past 60 years, and he has formed an adult view of America and its people. ”

Whoa. My bad. That was from Madison in 2004.

Springsteen Magic CD

This is what he said about Obama:

I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head and shoulders above the rest.

He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next President. He speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years

Forgive me if I got confused and couldn’t tell the difference.

For the record, I like the Boss’ latest album, Magic. If he wants to put his political opinions into music, that’s fine by Murdoc. I would expect no less. But after 2004, I’m expecting him to pull the same sort of infantile campaigning he did during Kerry’s run for the big office.


  1. This is what he said about Wendy: So strap your legs ’round these velvet ribs and strap your hands ‘cross my engines! Just saying that we should not take the guy too seriously.

  2. I believe it’s ‘velvet rims.’ And I don’t have any issues with him writing whatever songs he wants to write. Theoretically, there is a line somewhere that I don’t think should be crossed, but it would have to be fairly extreme. (Like a lot of rap.) That doesn’t mean that his political insights are any more important than anyone else’s.