Bruce Springsteen, earlier this week:
“[T]here are two really good Democratic candidates for president. I admire and respect them both enough to wait and see what happens.” But while he won’t endorse Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama yet, he specifically praises the latter, who cited Springsteen as the person he would most like to meet in a recent interview with People.
“I always look at my work as trying to measure the distance between American promise and American reality,” Springsteen says. “And I think (Obama’s) inspired a lot of people with that idea: How do you make that distance shorter? How do we create a more humane society? We’ve lived through such ugly times that people want to have a romance with the idea of America again, and I think they need to.
“The hard realities and how things get done are important, too, but if you can effectively convince people that it’s possible to make things better, they get excited.”