Singer Bruce Springsteen is supporting Sen. Barack Obama for president.
Springsteen, sometimes called the Bard of New Jersey for his lyrics about the struggles of working class, made the announcement a few days ago on his website.
"[Obama] has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next president," Springsteen's announcement said. "He speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years," Springsteen added, "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."
We doubt that Springsteen's endorsement will sway many voters in Tulsa or elsewhere in Oklahoma, but it's revealing that Springsteen, a man of considerable integrity, has put his celebrity power behind Obama.