Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Teamsters join The Boss in Pittsburgh

WATCH this video to the end! You'll see a Teamsters for Obama sign waving in what looks like the third row.

Pittsburgh Teamsters who volunteer for President Obama got to see The Boss Saturday during a free 45-minute concert at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall. Springsteen said he backs the president because of "the distance between the American dream and American reality."

He played "No Surrender," "Promised Land," "Youngstown," "We Take Care of Our Own" and "Thunder Road."

And he urged the 2,300 people in the audience to vote for President Obama.

Here's the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's report on the concert:
Standing beneath an 80-foot wide inscription of the Gettysburg Address, rocker Bruce Springsteen told 2,300 Barack Obama supporters packed inside the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Military Museum Saturday that he backed the president because he had spent his own career chronicling the "distance between the American dream and American reality." 
The legendary singer, 63, gave a free 45-minute concert to help President Barack Obama's campaign staffers enlist volunteers for the final push to Election Day. On each seat was an envelope with phone numbers for eight potential Obama voters who attendees were urged to call while they waited for the concert to begin. Many did so. 
"Our vote is our individual hand in shaping the America we want our children to grow up in," Mr. Springsteen said. 
He was introduced by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who noted that the singer often visits soup kitchens and food pantries when he plays here. "Bruce Springsteen has supported our community for 30 years," Mr. Fitzgerald said.
We admit. We're jealous.