In a piece of news that is probably more important to this blog than any other in America: Bruce Springsteen has formally endorsed Barack Obama for President.
Summing up his feelings with a quote from his song “Long Walk Home” Bruce writes:
“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.’ ”
The New York Times notes another positive by-product of this endorsement. Now Hillary will have to stop playing “The Rising” during her campaign appearances.