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Rocker Bruce Springsteen said the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Tuesday’s election “couldn’t be any clearer” and told a Philadelphia rally on Monday that Trump’s ideas and campaign are “going down.”
Springsteen was making his first appearance on the 2016 campaign trail on behalf of Clinton. He said her candidacy is based on “intelligence, experience, preparation” and a vision of America “where everyone counts.”
Springsteen has campaigned on behalf of President Barack Obama and John Kerry in the past. He said Trump’s campaign allowed him “to prioritize his own interests and ego before American democracy itself.” He predicted that on Tuesday “those ideas and that campaign is going down.”
The Boss performed a short acoustic set that included “Thunder Road,” ”Long Walk Home” and “Dancing in the Dark.”
Also on Monday, Jon Bon Jovi told Clinton’s supporters that “the world is watching” on the eve of Tuesday’s presidential election.
The frontman for the band Bon Jovi performed at a rally near Philadelphia’s Independence Hall ahead of appearances by Clinton, President Obama and Springsteen. Bon Jovi said with the eyes of the world upon America, the nation needs to ask itself, “What kind of world do we want? I want a world of hope and optimism.”
Bon Jovi has raised money for Clinton’s campaign. His set list included “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and “Livin‘ on a Prayer.”
At the Tuesday night rally, former President Bill Clinton said that Tuesday will mark a “change election.” He said voters have to decide whether “we are going to change forward together or backward.”
First lady Michelle Obama told voters they have a chance on Tuesday to stand up to “those who seek to divide us and make us afraid.” Mrs. Obama rallied for Clinton along with President Obama in Philadelphia. She added that a Clinton victory is the continuation of a unique American story that included the election of the first black president.
She also told the crowd that helping Clinton get elected is perhaps the last and most important thing she can do for the country as first lady.
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