Bruce’s New Single, “We Take Care Of Our Own” A Boon For Obama?
Ray Gustini deconstructs the new Springsteen single and shows how it can help the president.
“…I’ve been knocking on the door that holds the throne…”
The ratio of thrones in Bruce Springsteen songs to thrones in reveryday life has always been out-of-whack, but the image of someone — probably someone royal — sitting on a throne behind a locked door makes the incumbent-as-rabble-rouser campaign narrative plausible.
“…I’ve been looking for the map that leads me home…”
Maps are also very important in Springsteen songs, possibly because everyone’s always trying to find thrones. If Obama wants to win, he’ll have to redraw the electoral map from 2008, especially if Mitt Romney chooses Marco Rubio as his running mate.
“…Stumbling on good hearts turned to stone….”
An olive branch to extend to the more pragmatic members of the Tea Party caucus. Also: a sly bit of push-polling that will interject the question of Romney’s heart — and whether it is made of stone — into the debate.Click here for reuse options!
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