MUSIC NEWS - The Obama campaign team announced this morning that former President Bill Clinton and NJ rocker Bruce Springsteen will team up in Parma, OH on Thursday to stump for the president.
Later on Thursday, Springsteen will appear in Ames, IA, the campaign said. "Bruce Springsteen's values echo what the President and Vice President stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity," Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said 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." Time and venue have yet to be announced, but free tickets will be made available to the public. Throughout this campaign the president often uses Springsteen’s song, “We Take Care of Our Own”.
Springsteen appeared, and performed, at rallies in 2004 for SenJohn Kerry of Massachusetts, that year's Democratic presidential nominee, and in 2008 for Obama. But the legendary rocker, currently on tour, had said as late last month that he wouldn't be performing in the 2012 election. The appearance of the former president is no surprise though. He's been a very high profile surrogate for Obama this year.