Springsteen and Obama campaign in Cleveland in 2008. (Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images)

That [political] capital diminishes the more often you do it. . . I don’t have plans to be out there every time.

— Bruce Springsteen
on why, after campaigning enthusiastically for John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008, he’s reluctant to get involved in the 2012 race. The rock star, 62, talks politics and his years in therapy in a profile in The New Yorker.