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    Barack Obama And Bruce Springsteen Talk About Friendship, Fathers, Fast Cars In CBS Sunday Morning Interview

    Two friends were sitting around and talking about the common man CBS Sunday Morning Today. The big thing was that he was a former president. Barack Obama and superstar rocker Bruce Springsteen.

    But they still came across as two people.

    In a segment of Springsteen’s 1960 Corvette, Obama enthused that getting the chance to drive “this mean machine” was one of the highlights of his interview. But the two-seater left no room for a key element of being a former president.

    “Yeah, I just took off, and in the rearview mirror I could see some of my agents running back!” Obama laughed.

    was interviewed to support a new book, Renegades: Born in the USA (Crown). The book and its companion podcast stem from a few days Springsteen spent at his NJ farm. Part 1 aired today CBS Sunday Morning, Part II is scheduled for Monday morning CBS Mornings.

    The friendship between the two men began in 2008: “Bruce Springsteen decided to enlist the help of some very well known new US senator who had the audacity to run for president,” Obama said.

    Over time, that friendship deepened, a friendship Obama once recounted: “I’m the president. He’s the boss.”

    Interviewer Anthony Mason asked about the connection.

    “I think Bruce, through his music, I tease him about how much better it is to be a rock ‘n’ roll star than to be a politician,” Obama said.

    “Of course which one it is!” Springsteen laughed. “You Doing Better deal,” Mason said.

    “He doesn’t really deny it!” Obama said. “Bruce has a certain sense of ministry to his music. And his work centers around these issues of, you know, ‘Who are we?'”

    Springsteen said,he is Question.”

    See Clip from the interview here.

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