The Boss wants Hillary Clinton to run the country.
On the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Bruce Springsteen played a small set at a Philadelphia rally to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and former President Bill Clinton were on hand, as were Jon Bon Jovi and Hillary Clinton herself.
The 67-year-old singer-songwriter played three songs: “Thunder Road,” “Long Walk Home,” and “Dancing in the Dark.” After his opening number, Springsteen addressed why he was with Clinton.
“The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer. Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation, and on an actual vision of an America where everyone counts,” he said. “Men and women, white and black, Hispanic and Native, where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to address our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way. … That’s the country where we will indeed be stronger together.”
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Springsteen also dinged Trump at the end of his remarks. “Now, briefly, to address her opponent: This is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself, who has a profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interests and ego before American democracy itself,” he said, echoing previous sentiments. “Somebody who’d be willing to damage our long-cherished and admired system rather than look to himself for the reasons behind his own epic failure. That’s unforgivable. Tomorrow that campaign is going down.”
Bon Jovi took the stage before Springsteen and endorsed Clinton. “I’m a Republican. I am a gun owner. I’m a Catholic. And I’m with her,” the New Jersey rocker said. He played “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night,” “Livin’ on a Prayer” and a cover of “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles.[ew_image nid=”2808681″ align=”left” width=”320″ height=”240″]
Both Barack and Michelle Obama spoke on Clinton’s behalf. “I am betting that tomorrow, you will reject fear and choose hope,” the president said. “We deserve a leader who sees our diversity not as a threat, but as a blessing,” the First Lady added.
See a collection of tweets from the rally below.