NEW YORK (AP):
Bruce Springsteen is supporting President Barack Obama again, saying he believes Obama is the best person to lead the United States (US) and backing off a vow not to get involved in this year's election.
The rocker posted a message on his website Wednesday night endorsing Obama's re-election, saying he had been "getting asked a lot about where I stand".
Springsteen also made his campaign debut yesterday in Ohio with former President Bill Clinton and planned to be at an event in Iowa.
Springsteen supported Obama in 2008. In his letter, he called Obama's four years in office "a really rough ride" because of the "economic chaos" from President George W. Bush's administration and "the extraordinary intensity of the opposition".
But the 63-year-old Springsteen said he's behind Obama because of the president's views on the rights of women and gays, ending the war in Iraq and tracking down Osama bin Laden.
"Right now, there is a fight going on to help make this a fairer and more equitable nation. For me, President Obama is our best choice to get us and keep us moving in the right direction," he wrote.
The election is November 6.