Springsteen Campaigning for Obama
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has Clint Eastwood helping his campaign, but President Barack Obama has the Boss – Bruce Springsteen. The veteran rock star is scheduled to perform at rallies for Obama’s campaign in both Iowa and Ohio on Thursday, said campaign officials for Obama.
Springsteen’s appearances come at a time when the Obama reelection campaign is revving up its efforts to get supporters out prior to the election on November 6. Romney and Obama are in a very tight race in most of the national election polls, which has become even closer due to Romney’s strong performance at the first debate on October 3.
Jim Messina, the campaign manager for President Obama said that people from Iowa understand the importance of integrity, fairness and hard work, which are the same values that the president, the vice president and Bruce Springsteen stand for.
In Ohio, at the event where Springsteen will perform, President Bill Clinton will be on hand. Both of the events are open to the public and free.
Often times, the reelection campaign for Obama plays songs by Springsteen at different campaign stops. The belief is the working class themes of Springsteen’s songs fit well with the message of the President. Springsteen, born in New Jersey, also campaigned in 2008 for Obama.
This weekend Obama has been at a Williamsburg, Virginia resort preparing for Tuesday’s second debate against Romney. The role of Romney will be played by Senator John Kerry and David Plouffe and David Axelrod, advisors to Obama are helping to prepare the President for the debate.