Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bruce Springsteen PROVES he is truly,"The Boss" in Philadelphia for Obama (Pictures)

Bruce in Philly


My husband sent me the link of the story and I found some pictures, unbelievable. There are tens of thousands out to see Bruce for this Obama Voter Registration Rally.

Bruce Springsteen called the Bush presidency "a disaster" and said many Americans have "justifiably lost faith" in the American dream.

The legendary rocker interrupted a seven-song acoustic set at a voter-registration rally in Philadelphia on Saturday to praise Democrat Barack Obama and bemoan the crises facing the next president.

"After the disaster of the last eight years, we need somebody to lead us in an American reclamation project," the New Jersey rocker said.

Springsteen said that America remains a house of dreams for some, but that too many people have given up on the promise of fairness and equality.

"I've spent 35 years writing about America and its people and the meaning of the American promise , a promise handed down right here in this city," said Springsteen, whose songs often depict down-on-their-luck, working-class dreamers. "Our everyday citizens ... have justifiably lost faith in its meaning."

Man, I wish I was there in Philly. Springsteen is one of my all time favorites and I KNOW he was telling it, like it 'tis on the dismal regime called BUSH.
Springsteen cited the Iraq war, the recent economic turmoil and Hurricane Katrina as examples of the Bush administration's failures. He bookended the set with his rock classic "Promised Land" and Woody Guthrie's folk anthem, "This Land is My Land."

Nurse Donna Waters, 46, of Camden, N.J., appreciated the Katrina reference. She wore a black baseball cap adorned with the New Orleans fleur de lis, as she does each day, to remember "what our government did to our people."

Waters is African American, but believes the Katrina response was motivated more by class than race.

"It seems like those that have, get. And those that don't have are going to be forgotten," said Waters, an Obama supporter.

AMEN on that one. Katrina was not prejudice, girlfriend came in wrecked havoc on everyone and LEFT. The Bush Administration did not give a mickey-fickey about anyone who was devastated by that hurricane, but made sure their "contracting friends" benefited in BILLIONS of taxpayers money. You feel me?

This free concert is about voter registration. The deadline for half of the country is MONDAY. Yes, your registration needs to be turned in by the end of day on MONDAY. Not registered? Go to your nearest Obama Campaign Office, go to the website and click on states at the top, choose your state and find your nearest office. Don't see a campaign office? Click here and print out a voter registration form and turn it into your county registrar office by your deadline date.

Everyone must understand, to win the electoral college we must win the state FIRST. The state is won by the one who has the MOST VOTES. Every single vote count. After Florida and Ohio, this should never, ever be underestimated by voters AGAIN.
Pennsylvania's voter registration deadline is Monday. With Pennsylvania considered a battleground state, Saturday was the perfect time to rally voters.

Bruce's set was played on a small stage one Parkway between 20th and 22nd Streets and drew an estimated 50,000 fans.

Former Philadelphia Mayor, Gov. Ed Rendell addressed the crowd before Springsteen took the stage. Rendell gave a rollicking speech urging the crowd to vote for Barack Obama.

A Voter Registration Form, This is What it is all About




More Philly Pics here. h/t Canuckoo

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