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- Posted on Oct 22nd 2012 11:30AM by Jason MacNeil
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"Why would Ohio listen to Bruce Springsteen reading his lines?" Trump tweeted on Friday morning. "Be careful or I will go to Ohio and @MittRomney will win it!"
The tweet comes days after Springsteen posted a message on his official site giving his rationale behind supporting Obama.
"Right now the opposition's resort to vote suppression in so many states is not receiving as much attention as it deserves," Springsteen wrote. "I believe that all of us, of whatever views, should be opposing these anti-voter, anti-citizen efforts."
In the lengthy message Springsteen also said Obama was the best choice to "get us and keep us moving in the right direction" while citing the division of wealth in the U.S.
"Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military."
Springsteen -- who appeared in Ohio and Iowa last week -- concluded that Obama was the best choice "because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together."
During the Ames, Iowa campaign stop last week, Springsteen introduced a new song with the working title "Forward" during his short set.
"Occasionally, President Obama calls me on the phone, sometimes twice a week," Springsteen jokingly told the audience. "Bruce... Bruce... I don't have a campaign song! There's a campaign song gap." According to Springsteen's site the song was "understandably brief" and still seemed to be far from finished.
The musician's endorsement comes after statements earlier in the year which inferred that Springsteen wouldn't campaign as much as he did during the previous U.S. Presidential elections.
"I don't write for one side of the street... But the Bush years were so horrific you could not just sit around," Springsteen said back in February during a Paris press conference supporting his Wrecking Ball release. "It was such a blatant disaster. I campaigned for Kerry and Obama, and I am glad I did. But normally I would prefer to stay on the sidelines. The artist is supposed to be the canary in the cage."
The musician also said he though Obama was "more friendly to corporations than I thought he would be."
Springsteen, who played in Hamilton, Ontario last night on his fall North American tour, will make another campaign stop tomorrow in Charlottesville, Virginia before his own concert in the same city that night.