18. Oktober 2012: Wahlkampfauftritte in Iowa und Ohio

Am heutigen Nachmittag (18. Oktober 2012) hat sich Bruce Springsteen an Wahlkampfauftritten für Präsident Barack Obama in den sogenannten “Swing States” Ohio und Iowa beteiligt.

Vorab war auf Bruce Springsteens Homepage zu lesen, dass Amerika einen Präsidenten brauche, der Visionen hat und die Mittelschicht schützt. Darüber hinaus sind die Vereinigten Staaten auf einen Führer angewiesen, der es versteht, für Jobs und eine Gesundheitsversorgung zu sorgen.
Den kompletten Text findet man auf Bruce Springsteens offizieller Homepage.

Der erste Auftritt fand gegen 13.30 Uhr im “Cuyahoga Community College” in Parma, OH statt. Bruce Springsteen performte 7 Songs.

Setlist – Parma, OH:

No Surrender
The Promised Land
Forward (neuer Song)
Youngstown
We Take Care Of Our Own
This Land Is Your Land
Thunder Road

Bruce Springsteens Rede in Parma, OH:

I’m here today for Ohio, and for President Obama, and because for 30 years I’ve been writing about the distance between the American dream and American reality. I’ve been gauging that distance through a big part of my life. I’ve seen it from inside and oustide: as a blue-collar kid from a working-class home in New Jersey — where my parents struggled, not always successfully, to make ends meet — to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans after Katrina, to meeting folks from food pantries all around the United States, working daily to help our struggling citizens through the hard times we’ve been suffering through.

Our vote — our vote is the one principal way we get to determine that distance in that equation. Voting matters. Elections matter. Think of the events of the last 12 years and try to convince yourself they don’t. We get an individual hand in shaping the kind of America we want our kids to grow up in.

I’m a dad, I’ve got three kids, I’m 63… and I’ve lived through some galvanizing moments in American history: the Civil Rights struggle, the peace movement, times when you could feel the world shifting under your feet. I remember President Obama’s election night was an evening when you could feel the locked doors of the past finally being blown open to new possibilities.

But then comes a hard, daily struggle to make those possiblties real in a world that is brutally resistant to change. We’ve seen that over the past four years; the forces of our opposition have been tireless.

But I came here today because I’m thankful for universal health care, the lack of which was for so long an embarrassment to our country. I’m thankful for a more regulated Wall Street. I’m thankful GM is still making cars. What else would I write about?! I’d have no job without that!

I’m here today because I’m concerned about women’s rights. I don’t have to tell you about the dangers to Roe v. Wade under our opponent’s policies.

I’m also here today because of the continuing disparity in wealth between our best-off citizens and our everday citizens. That’s a disparity that I believe our honorable opponents’ policies will only increase and that threatens to divide us into two distinct and foreign nations, until many of us are going to end up like a song I wrote in the 1980s, “Jackson Cage”: “just the scenery in another man’s play.” If we marginalize so many of our citizens, their talents, their energies, their voices will go unfound and unheard. We will lose their contributions to this great land of ours; we will impoverish ourselves and set ourselves on the road to decline. So their opportunities must be protected, and I think President Obama understands this.

And I’m here today because I’ve lived long enough to know that despite those galvanizing moments in history, the future is rarely a tide rushing in. It’s often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day, and I believe we are in the midst of those long days right now. And I’m here because I believe President Obama feels those days in his bones, for all 100 percent of us. I believe he’s got the strength, the commitment, and the vision to live these days with us, and to carry the standard forward toward a country where, as I’ve written, “nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone.”

Am späteren Nachmittag war Bruce Springsteen auch noch im “Coliseum” der Iowa State University in Ames, IA zu Gast.

Setlist – Ames, IA:

No Surrender
The Promised Land
Forward (neuer Song)
The River
We Take Care of Our Own
Thunder Road

Lyrics – Forward:

I kissed your sister then I kissed your mamma
Forward!
Usually this time of day I’m in my pajamas
Forward!
Well, let’s vote for the man who got Osama
Forward!
Forward, and away we go
I came to Ohio looking for a date
Forward!
We kissed and I said it’s a hell of a state
Forward!
We made love, but it wasn’t so great
Forward!
Forward, and away we go
Smiling Joe, he really brought the drama
Forward!
Tuesday, Romney was schooled by Obama
Forward!
Forward, and away we go

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