A few days before the presidential elections, legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen told in a campaign commercial for Joe Biden about the former vice president’s roots in the swing state, which is likely to have a major impact on the election.
This is @joebiden’s home town. This is more than just the hometown of the former vice-president. This is the city he lives for. pic.twitter.com/6ZSK3dXY4H
– Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) October 31, 2020
The video shows footage from Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania as The Boss talks about how the Democratic presidential candidate will fight for the people who currently live there.
Pennsylvania is likely to be a big deciding factor in Tuesday’s election. In 2016 President Donald Trump defeated former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Lackawanna County, where Scranton is located, and according to the PoliticsPA in Pennsylvania as a whole. Former President Barack Obama won the state in 2012.
In the narrative, Springsteen channels the worker and laborer personality that made him so popular. “Here success is not handed down. It is forged with sweat, courage and determination. This is his home town,” he says.
In the remainder of the video, he uses the city as an example for cities in the United States that have gotten into trouble because of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic: “In Scranton, good times are not promised, but here and in cities across America, times are harder than they should be: Life on pause, dreams on hold, the future in doubt,” he says while his play “My Hometown,” Born in the U.S.A., runs in the background.
Springsteen continues: “He runs to change that. To give working people the chance they deserve, an honest life for honest work and a little peace of mind at the end of the day, because this place stays with you. These streets are a part of him. This is more than where he comes from. It is what it is for. ”
At the end of the video the chorus to “My Hometown” is heard.
This is not Springsteen’s first campaign video for Biden. His title “Philadelphia” was featured in a Biden commercial entitled “America Needs Pennsylvania”. Another video shows “The Rising”.
Come on up for #therising https://t.co/ocbt1TfWcS
– Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) August 18, 2020
As previously reported, Springsteen has expressed its support for Biden in the past. “I believe if we get Joe Biden, it will help us greatly in regaining our status in the world,” he said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
He was also a critic of President Donald Trump. In a recent interview, he spoke about his concerns about Trump’s possible re-election. “I don’t know if our democracy could stand another four years of his tutelage,” he told The Atlantic, but he also expressed a “sense of optimism” about the upcoming election.
Tekk.tv reached the Trump and Biden campaigns, but received responses in time for publication.