Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Springsteen Endorses Obama

The Boss
A New Boss

By Bruce Springsteen

Dear Friends and Fans:

LIke most of you, I've been following the campaign and 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, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to tackle nuanced and complex problems, a country that's interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit. A place where "...nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone."

At the moment, critics have tried to diminish Senator Obama through the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships. 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, so well described in his excellent book, Dreams of My Father, often in order to distract us from discussing the real issues: war and peace, the fight for economic and racial justice, reaffirming our Constitution, and the protection and enhancement of our environment.

After the terrible damage done over the past eight years, a great American reclamation project needs to be undertaken. I believe that Senator Obama is the best candidate to lead that project and to lead us into the 21st Century with a renewed sense of moral purpose and of ourselves as Americans.

Over here on E Street, we're proud to support Obama for President.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MEET THE PRESS - Tim Russert
Just saw someone on meet the press explain that Clinton's campaign plans to go all the way to the convention and Tim Russert said that Sen. Clinton seems to be doing this almost from a moral standpoint. That she feels so strongly that Obama is not electable and that she is the only one who can go up against the Republicans.

That is the same moral certitude, certainty, stubborness of judgement that turns me so against George W. Bush.
Regarding the Democratic nominating process Clinton's acting like SHE'S THE DECIDER. The one with the RIGHT MORAL JUDGEMENTS. This is the type of CERTITUDE I DO NOT WANT IN A PRESIDENT!!!!!
I want someone who is willing to "GOVERN FROM THE MIDDLE", who will talk with people with OPPOSING values and judgements to see where we MAY BE ABLE TO AGREE on the IMPORTANT serious situations we face. Someone who is willing to talk with people who hate us.

Steve Goldstraw
Austin, Texas

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