Wednesday, August 04, 2004

I'm In Love With A Jersey Girl

From the AP:

A collection of more than 20 prominent musicians from John Fogerty to Bruce Springsteen to Pearl Jam joined forces yesterday calling for President Bush's ouster, announcing an unprecedented series of fund-raising concerts across nine swing states.

"I feel this is one of the most critical elections in my lifetime," Springsteen said in the most overtly political statement of his career. "This wasn't one that a concerned citizen felt comfortable sitting out."


Springsteen's concerns and commitment were shared by other performers, including Dave Matthews and his band.

"It's the first time Bruce and the E Street Band ever stood up and made a clear political statement," Matthews said. "This is the first time we've ever stood as a band, unified, and said we want a change."

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was a Ralph Nader backer in 2000, but he feels Democratic nominee John Kerry is the choice this time around. "There's a vote coming up, and a chance to have a regime change at home," Vedder said. "I'm feeling the same way, there's a need for change."

Yet Republicans need not be concerned, because the GOP equivalent of "Vote For Change" will be taking the stage in late August as well. And trust me, if one man can deliver the coveted "Soccer Mom" vote, it's him.