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Springsteen, Bill Clinton campaign for Obama

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 01:37

Oct. 18 - Using their starpower, Bruce Springsteen and former President Bill Clinton ask voters to support President Barack Obama at an event in Ohio. Sarah Irwin reports.

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SOUNDBITE (English) FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON "I had, I don't know, 20-something jobs before I got elected president, but this is the first time in my life I ever got to be the warm-up act for Bruce Springsteen." Starpower at an Obama campaign event in Ohio -- as former President Bill Clinton introduces rock legend Bruce Springsteen. Taking a break from his "Wrecking Ball" tour, the New Jersey-born singer - known as the Boss - told voters to support President Barack Obama. SOUNDBITE (English) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SINGER "I believe we are in the midst of those long days right now, and I'm here because I believe President Obama feels those days in his bones for all 100-percent of us. (EDIT TO NATSOT "This Land is Your Land") Springsteen - who also supported Obama in the last election - is slated to campaign for him in the swing state of Iowa. Earlier on the campaign trail, Obama stumped for the women's vote at a rally in New Hampshire. With recent polling showing Obama's support among females slipping, the president hit hard on issues like equal pay for women, contraception and health care freedom. SOUNDBITE (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA "I know you want the same thing for your daughters, or sisters, or moms, or grandmas as I do. " In a Reuters/Ipsos polls released Wedneday Obama led Republican nominee Mitt Romney by 47 percent to 44 percent among likely voters - with less than three weeks to go before election day.

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Springsteen, Bill Clinton campaign for Obama

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 01:37