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The Boss is back on the campaign

Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:02 pm

The Boss is back on the campaign: Springsteen appearing for Obama in Ohio, Iowa on Thursday
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertai ... story.html

WASHINGTON - Bruce Springsteen will be back campaigning for President Barack Obama.

The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a Thursday rally in Parma, Ohio, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally.

Springsteen also will appear at a campaign event Thursday in Ames, Iowa.

Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but these will be his first political appearances of the 2012 cycle. Clinton is a prominent campaigner for Obama.

Clinton and Springsteen's joint appearance in Ohio underscores the importance of the key swing state. Polls show Obama with a slight lead there over Mitt Romney, but the Republican presidential candidate is spending an increasing amount of time and resources in the state ahead of Election Day.

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Bruce Springsteen to Hit Campaign Trail for Barack Obama
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... a-20121013

With a little over three weeks to go in the election and the polls dramatically tightening, Bruce Springsteen has decided to hit the campaign trail in support of President Barack Obama. Springsteen will campaign alongside Bill Clinton at a campaign rally in Parma, Ohio on Thusday, October 18th. That same day, he'll appear at another event in Ames, Iowa.

"Bruce Springsteen's values echo what the President and Vice President stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity," said Jim Messina, Obama for America’s campaign manager, in a statement. "His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support."

Springsteen campaigned for Senator John Kerry in 2004 and for President Obama in 2008, but he recently claimed that he would sit out this election. " I did it twice because things were so dire,” he told the New Yorker's David Remnick in July. "It seemed like if I was ever going to spend whatever small political capital I had, that was the moment to do so. But that capital diminishes the more often you do it. While I’m not saying never, and I still like to support the President, you know, it's something I didn’t do for a long time, and I don’t have plans to be out there every time."

Prior to the 2004 election, Springsteen stayed largely out of the political fray. " I wanted to remain an independent voice for the audience that came to my shows," he told Rolling Stone in 2004. "I knew after we invaded Iraq that I was going to be involved in the election. I felt we had been misled. I felt they had been fundamentally dishonest and had frightened and manipulated the American people into war."
In 2004, Springsteen joined forces with a series of A-list rock stars to stage a series of Vote for Change shows in the swing states. In the final days of the campaign he performed solo acoustic renditions of "The Promised Land" and "No Surrender" at swing state rallies with John Kerry. In 2008, he co-headlined a New York fundraising concert with Billy Joel in the final weeks of the presidential campaign and appeared at a series of rallies with Obama.

It's unclear if Springsteen will appear at any Obama rallies beyond these two. His Wrecking Ball tour resumes in Ottawa, Ontario the day after the second rally – though there's a short break during the final three days of the campaign.

Re: The Boss is back on the campaign

Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:28 am

paulsweeney wrote:The Boss is back on the campaign: Springsteen appearing for Obama in Ohio, Iowa on Thursday
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertai ... story.html

WASHINGTON - Bruce Springsteen will be back campaigning for President Barack Obama.

The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a Thursday rally in Parma, Ohio, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally.

Springsteen also will appear at a campaign event Thursday in Ames, Iowa.

Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but these will be his first political appearances of the 2012 cycle. Clinton is a prominent campaigner for Obama.

Clinton and Springsteen's joint appearance in Ohio underscores the importance of the key swing state. Polls show Obama with a slight lead there over Mitt Romney, but the Republican presidential candidate is spending an increasing amount of time and resources in the state ahead of Election Day.

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Bruce Springsteen to Hit Campaign Trail for Barack Obama
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... a-20121013

With a little over three weeks to go in the election and the polls dramatically tightening, Bruce Springsteen has decided to hit the campaign trail in support of President Barack Obama. Springsteen will campaign alongside Bill Clinton at a campaign rally in Parma, Ohio on Thusday, October 18th. That same day, he'll appear at another event in Ames, Iowa.

"Bruce Springsteen's values echo what the President and Vice President stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity," said Jim Messina, Obama for America’s campaign manager, in a statement. "His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support."

Springsteen campaigned for Senator John Kerry in 2004 and for President Obama in 2008, but he recently claimed that he would sit out this election. " I did it twice because things were so dire,” he told the New Yorker's David Remnick in July. "It seemed like if I was ever going to spend whatever small political capital I had, that was the moment to do so. But that capital diminishes the more often you do it. While I’m not saying never, and I still like to support the President, you know, it's something I didn’t do for a long time, and I don’t have plans to be out there every time."

Prior to the 2004 election, Springsteen stayed largely out of the political fray. " I wanted to remain an independent voice for the audience that came to my shows," he told Rolling Stone in 2004. "I knew after we invaded Iraq that I was going to be involved in the election. I felt we had been misled. I felt they had been fundamentally dishonest and had frightened and manipulated the American people into war."
In 2004, Springsteen joined forces with a series of A-list rock stars to stage a series of Vote for Change shows in the swing states. In the final days of the campaign he performed solo acoustic renditions of "The Promised Land" and "No Surrender" at swing state rallies with John Kerry. In 2008, he co-headlined a New York fundraising concert with Billy Joel in the final weeks of the presidential campaign and appeared at a series of rallies with Obama.

It's unclear if Springsteen will appear at any Obama rallies beyond these two. His Wrecking Ball tour resumes in Ottawa, Ontario the day after the second rally – though there's a short break during the final three days of the campaign.


God bless you Bruce

Re: The Boss is back on the campaign

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:02 pm

paulsweeney wrote:The Boss is back on the campaign: Springsteen appearing for Obama in Ohio, Iowa on Thursday
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertai ... story.html

WASHINGTON - Bruce Springsteen will be back campaigning for President Barack Obama.

The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a Thursday rally in Parma, Ohio, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally.

Springsteen also will appear at a campaign event Thursday in Ames, Iowa.

Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but these will be his first political appearances of the 2012 cycle. Clinton is a prominent campaigner for Obama.

Clinton and Springsteen's joint appearance in Ohio underscores the importance of the key swing state. Polls show Obama with a slight lead there over Mitt Romney, but the Republican presidential candidate is spending an increasing amount of time and resources in the state ahead of Election Day.

********************************************************
Bruce Springsteen to Hit Campaign Trail for Barack Obama
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... a-20121013

With a little over three weeks to go in the election and the polls dramatically tightening, Bruce Springsteen has decided to hit the campaign trail in support of President Barack Obama. Springsteen will campaign alongside Bill Clinton at a campaign rally in Parma, Ohio on Thusday, October 18th. That same day, he'll appear at another event in Ames, Iowa.

"Bruce Springsteen's values echo what the President and Vice President stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity," said Jim Messina, Obama for America’s campaign manager, in a statement. "His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support."


Springsteen campaigned for Senator John Kerry in 2004 and for President Obama in 2008, but he recently claimed that he would sit out this election. " I did it twice because things were so dire,” he told the New Yorker's David Remnick in July. "It seemed like if I was ever going to spend whatever small political capital I had, that was the moment to do so. But that capital diminishes the more often you do it. While I’m not saying never, and I still like to support the President, you know, it's something I didn’t do for a long time, and I don’t have plans to be out there every time."

Prior to the 2004 election, Springsteen stayed largely out of the political fray. " I wanted to remain an independent voice for the audience that came to my shows," he told Rolling Stone in 2004. "I knew after we invaded Iraq that I was going to be involved in the election. I felt we had been misled. I felt they had been fundamentally dishonest and had frightened and manipulated the American people into war."
In 2004, Springsteen joined forces with a series of A-list rock stars to stage a series of Vote for Change shows in the swing states. In the final days of the campaign he performed solo acoustic renditions of "The Promised Land" and "No Surrender" at swing state rallies with John Kerry. In 2008, he co-headlined a New York fundraising concert with Billy Joel in the final weeks of the presidential campaign and appeared at a series of rallies with Obama.

It's unclear if Springsteen will appear at any Obama rallies beyond these two. His Wrecking Ball tour resumes in Ottawa, Ontario the day after the second rally – though there's a short break during the final three days of the campaign.



8) Q: Mr Presley, as you've mentioned your time in the service, what is your opinion of war protesters and would you today refuse to be drafted?
Elvis: Honey, I'd just sooner keep my own personal views about that to myself cause I'm just an entertainer and I'd rather not say.

Q: There are a lot of stars today joining politics. Are you campaigning or…?
Elvis: No sir I'm not. I'm not involved in that at all, I'm just an entertainer. 8)
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