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It Burns! It Burns!!

April 17th, 2008

I have trouble believing that this faux-Bruce-Springsteen video is not a hoax, a really bad joke meant to take a jab at Microsoft:

Engadget, however, claims it’s for real–a Microsoft-made video promotion for Vista SP1. Even if it was intentionally made for camp value, it is still cringe-inducing.

The antidote:

Meanwhile, the actual Bruce Sprinsteen, the one with ultimate blue-collar image, has endorsed Obama (“Hi, I’m a Mac” to McCain’s “And I’m a PC”):

LIke most of you, I’ve been following the campaign and I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head and shoulders above the rest.

He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next President. He speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to tackle nuanced and complex problems, a country that’s interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit. A place where “…nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone.”

At the moment, critics have tried to diminish Senator Obama through the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships. While these matters are worthy of some discussion, they have been ripped out of the context and fabric of the man’s life and vision, so well described in his excellent book, Dreams From My Father, often in order to distract us from discussing the real issues: war and peace, the fight for economic and racial justice, reaffirming our Constitution, and the protection and enhancement of our environment.

After the terrible damage done over the past eight years, a great American reclamation project needs to be undertaken. I believe that Senator Obama is the best candidate to lead that project and to lead us into the 21st Century with a renewed sense of moral purpose and of ourselves as Americans.

Over here on E Street, we’re proud to support Obama for President.

Let’s see if that doesn’t carry any weight in Pennsylvania and Indiana.

  1. Velvet Elvis
    April 18th, 2008 at 08:13 | #1

    At least it doesn’t have Patty Scialfa in it.

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