Springsteen Officially Endorses Obama Boss posts note of praise on website By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 18, 2012 11:45 AM CDT 62 comments Comments This Nov. 2, 2008 file photo shows musician Bruce Springsteen, left, with then Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at a rally at the Cleveland Mall in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file) (Newser) – It's no secret that Bruce Springsteen is an Obama fan, but the Boss made his support official yesterday in a letter on his website. The president has had "a really rough ride" due to the "economic chaos" left to him by the previous administration, Springsteen writes. "But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support." He goes on to list some of those things before concluding, "For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together."