Bruce calls Trump a ‘moron.’ How much can rock stars influence elections?
Jersey singers have been trying to influence presidential elections as far back as Frank Sinatra campaigning for JFK — only to be insulted when the candidate wouldn't stay with him in Palm Springs. Sinatra then turned his support to Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.
Bruce Springsteen, who makes his politics known both on and off the stage — including the “Vote For Change” tour in 2004, which failed to get John Kerry elected — is calling Donald Trump a “moron” in his latest Rolling Stone interview.
Springsteen is smart enough to know that calling Trump a moron will get you to read the article, which plugs his new book. Bravo Bruce!
What's interesting in the read is when Bruce is asked if he's lost faith in whatever power he has to influence a campaign. He says, “No, I haven't really lost faith in what I consider to be the small amount of impact that somebody in rock music might be able to have. I don't think people go to musicians for their political points of view. I think your political point of view is circumstances and then how you were nurtured and brought up. But it's worth giving a shot when it's the only thing you have."
Bruce puts his opinions out there not only from the stage and interviews, but in his songs as well. His passion is in everything he does. Just like when you're passionate about your opinion, you express it everywhere. Just like these athletes are doing when they kneel for the national anthem.
And just like all of them, we have the right to express our opinions on their opinions.
What avenues do you use to express your opinion?
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