The New York Conservative Party’s Senate candidate has hit out at Bruce
Springsteen in a TV ad, responding to the singer’s recent support for the political movement trying to oust President Bush from the White House.
In the ad Marilyn O’Grady says: “He thinks making millions with a song-and-dance routine allows him to tell you how to vote. Here’s my vote: Boycott the Boss. If you don’t buy his politics, don’t buy his music.”
While admitting Springsteen has as much right to voice his political opinion as anyone, O’Grady continues: “Now that he’s moved onto the political stage to bash my president, it is entirely fair to respond.”
Springsteen is among a platform of artists who will perform at a series of ‘Vote For Change’ concerts in Oct in a bid to rally the anti-Bush vote. Although O’Grady did not win the right to represent the Republican Party in New York, hence the tie to the Conservative Party, she is still a supporter of President Bush.