Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform at Hillary Clinton’s Final 2016 Election Rally
Telling the audience he was "standing here with you tonight for the dream of a better America," Bruce Springsteen took the stage and delivered a three-song acoustic set at Hillary Clinton's final rally of the 2016 presidential campaign.
During the event, footage from which you can watch above, Springsteen performed a couple of older favorites — "Thunder Road" and "Dancing in the Dark" — along with "Long Walk Home," a song from his 2007 Magic LP. And he didn't just let his guitar do the talking: he also offered a brief stump speech of sorts, telling the Democratic candidates supporter's that their choice this election "couldn't be any clearer" and outlining his personal reasons for standing behind her platform.
"Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation and of an actual vision of America where everyone counts," Springsteen argued. "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 vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realization."
On the other side of the aisle, Springsteen pointed at Republican candidate Donald Trump as "a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself" and "somebody who would be willing to damage our long-cherished and admired system rather than look to himself for the reasons behind his own epic failure." On Election Day, Springsteen predicted, "those ideas and that campaign is going down."
The appearance at the Philadelphia rally came after an extended campaign silence from the socially outspoken Springsteen, who admitted in a recent Rolling Stone interview that he saw his input making "a limited amount of impact" and wondered whether musicians weighing on politics was ever truly effective.
"I don't think people go to musicians for their political points of view," Springsteen expained. "I think your political point of view is circumstances and then how you were nurtured and brought up. But it's worth giving a shot when it's the only thing you have."
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