Bruce Springsteen told a rally of Barack Obama supporters on Saturday that George W Bush's presidency was the reason why people had “justifiably lost faith” in the American dream.
Springsteen performed a seven-song acoustic set for fans – and prospective voters – in Philadelphia as part of a whistle-stop tour in support of the democratic candidate.
The singer told the tens of thousands of people who had gathered in Benjamin Franklin Parkway that the Iraq War and the handling of Hurricane Katrina were just two examples of Bush's “disaster” presidency.
"I've spent 35 years writing about America and its people and the meaning of the American promise — a promise handed down right here in this city," Springsteen said.
"Our everyday citizens ... have justifiably lost faith in its meaning."
Springsteen has been well-documented supporter of Mr Obama's campaign since April. He will play another show in Michigan tonight (October 6th)
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