With the latest hieroglyphic-like polls either pointing toward the candidates being dead even or Romney being slightly ahead, President Obama has to do whatever he can over the next month to sway voters, even if that means letting Joe Biden go full-malarkey. But in his time of doubt, Obama is turning to the same man so many other Americans have: The Boss.

Bruce BROOOOOOOCE Springsteen will campaign alongside Bill Clinton at an Obama campaign rally in Parma, Ohio on Thusday, October 18th. That same day, he'll appear at another event in Ames, Iowa. "Bruce Springsteen's values echo what the President and Vice President stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity," said Jim Messina, Obama for America’s campaign manager, in a statement. "His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support."

Springsteen campaigned pretty extensively for Obama in 2008 (and John Kerry in 2004), and he basically wrote the song "Working On A Dream" for Obama. But Springsteen told The New Yorker earlier this year that he wasn't sure whether he'd do that this election: "I did it twice because things were so dire,” he said in July. "It seemed like if I was ever going to spend whatever small political capital I had, that was the moment to do so. But that capital diminishes the more often you do it. While I’m not saying never, and I still like to support the President, you know, it's something I didn’t do for a long time, and I don’t have plans to be out there every time."

In case you missed Springsteen's three triumphant shows at MetLife Stadium in September, he and the E-Street Band have a few more national dates, including shows in Hartford, Pittsburgh, and Rochester. Springsteen also has three days off before the election, so who knows if he'll make any more appearances for Obama then. And hopefully after this tour winds down, he can really give his own political career some more thought.