Bruce Springsteen has announced his endorsement of Barack Obama as Democratric Presidential nominee.
In a letter addressed to friends and fans posted his Web site, Springsteen said he believes Obama is the best candidate to undo "the terrible damage done over the past eight years."
"He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next president," the letter said. "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.' "
Here's The Boss from 2004's Vote for Change tour, on the eve of America's last presidential election:
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto