Dancing in the Dark–
In this Nov. 2, 2008, file photo then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on stage with his wife Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, hugs Bruce Springsteen at a rally at the Cleveland Mall, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Star-Tribune)
The Kerry-Springsteen concert in 2004 drew 80,000 people.
And the Obama-Springsteen concert in Cleveland back in 2008 drew 80,000 people.
The Obama-Springsteen concert today in Madison, Wisconsin drew only 18,000.
…In Madison, Wisconsin!
The crowd for President Barack Obama’s final rally in Wisconsin with Bruce Springsteen is falling short of the audience John Kerry drew with the musician in 2004.
The White House put the crowd at 18,000 for Obama and The Boss in Madison Monday morning, far less than the 80,000 the defeated Democratic nominee drew eight years ago just before the election — a turnout that caused a small panic inside the Bush campaign.
Oh, and the Obama camp was expecting 30,000.