The Prime Minister’s love in with President Obama is blossoming. Not only has he recruited Barack’s campaign manager, but he’s also become one of those annoying acquaintances who jumps on your music taste and tries to make it their own. Hip Dave has declared that Bruce Springsteen, who was a key Obama fundraiser, is his ‘guilty pleasure’. Apparently, he has to hide his enthusiasm from his wife, who, outrageously, ‘doesn’t like The Boss’. He said, ‘When Samantha is not around there is a little bit of Dancing in the Dark or Born in the USA’. Interestingly, Dave described Springsteen’s 1982 album Nebraska, which was about the economic depression of the early eighties, as ‘grim’. Political opponents might like to make an obvious gag about the UK today.
Mr Steerpike was beginning to see the PM in a new light, but then he goes and spoils it all by saying that he’s a Mumford and Sons fan. Then again, he did fly the posh folk-rockers to the White House for a performance. I look forward to Obama name-dropping them soon to deepen the bromance.