Important news: Bruce Springsteen endorses Obama

In which an A-list celebrity “common man” worth untold millions lends some extra blue-collar authenticity to an Ivy League law professor “common man” fond of explaining small-town behavior through the prism of false consciousness. Good enough for the AFP, which seems mighty taken with “gritty parables.”

Dude actually quotes his own lyrics.

He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next President. He speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to tackle nuanced and complex problems, a country that’s interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit. A place where “…nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone.”

The telltale word there, of course, being “depth.” This isn’t about policies — you won’t find a single concrete proposal cited at the link, although the Boss does pay lip service to the murky idea of “enhancing” the environment — it’s about the vibe. Obama’s deep, man. He gets it. He’ll be all right. Exit question: Given that Hillary’s policies are the same as his, does that mean she’s “deep” too?