The Boss Supports Obama

Bruce Springsteen has played a rally in support of US presidential candidate Barack Obama in which he named George W Bush as the reason people has "justifiably lost faith" in the American dream.

The Boss is currently playing a number of shows in support of the Democrat candidate Barack Obama, and was appearing onstage in the city of Philadelphia when he made the claim. The legendary artist performed a seven song set for over 50,000 people who had gathered in support of the politician.

The singer has long been a supporter of left wing and liberal ideals, and took time to remind the gathered crowds of some of the flaws of the Bush presidency saying "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. Our everyday citizens ... have justifiably lost faith in its meaning."

Springsteen singled out The Iraq War and the disastrous handling of Hurricane Katrina as two factors that have lead to his statement.

Bruce Springsteen is set to play several more shows in support of Obama, including a date in Michigan tonight (October 6th).

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