Eastwood Stars in Pro-Romney Ad

And Bruce Springsteen writes a song for Obama
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2012 10:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – Less than two weeks to election day, and celebrities are really stepping it up for their preferred candidates. On the Romney side, Clint Eastwood appears in the latest ad from pro-Mitt super PAC American Crossroads, Politico reports. "If someone doesn't get the job done, you have to hold them accountable," says the gravelly-voiced, chairless actor. "Obama's second term would be a rerun of the first and our country just couldn't survive that. We need someone who can turn it around fast and that man is Mitt Romney."

On the Obama side, Bruce Springsteen wrote a somewhat incomprehensible song for the president, Rolling Stone reports. At a campaign event yesterday in Virginia, the rocker did an impersonation of Obama asking him for the song, then launched right into it. The lyrics only barely refer to Obama, though; they mostly include lines like, "I kissed your sister and I kissed your mama. Forward! Usually this time of day I'm still in my pajamas. Forward!" Obama also got a shout-out last week from Kelly Clarkson, who had formerly supported Ron Paul. Now, she tells the Daily Star, she'll likely vote for Obama because she has "a lot of gay friends and I don't think it's fair they can't get married." (Read more Bruce Springsteen stories.)

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