I hate to impose hipster criteria on Australian politics but, really Wayne, a lot of politicians co-opted Bruce Springsteen long before you did.

Ronald Reagan may have been the first, on the stump in the '84 election campaign. "Bruce may have been born to run but he wasn't born yesterday," quipped challenger Walter Mondale in response, displaying that sharp wit that saw him win Washington DC and Minnesota (thank you, Simpsons).