The Boss endorses Obama

In a letter on his Web site today, rock star Bruce Springsteen endorsed Barack Obama for president.

Springsteen, who grew up in Freehold and lives in Rumson, said that Obama “speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years.”

“After the terrible damage done over the past eight years, a great American reclamation project needs to be undertaken,” wrote Springsteen. “I believe that Senator Obama is the best candidate to lead that project and to lead us into the 21st Century with a renewed sense of moral purpose and of ourselves as Americans.”

Jon Bon Jovi, who has yet to make an endorsement, could not be reached for comment. He told the New York Times in December that he wished Al Gore would run again.

The Boss endorses Obama