First and foremost, this is an example of good writing. Notice how Goldberg captures dialogue, describes the interactions at the Springsteen concert, quotes Springsteen song lyrics and even conducts an imaginary interview between Governor Christie and the Boss all to explore some of the debates in American political life. Very creative stuff!
In terms of your comments, let's steer clear from our political opinions, such as "The Republicans (or Democrats) are better because blah blah blah," but rather, comment upon what you think about the essay! What surprised you? What did you like? What did Goldberg do well? Should Springsteen, a known Democratic activist, meet with the Republican Governor Christie even though they may disagree? How is Christie presented by Goldberg? How is Springsteen presented? Does the writer take sides? If so, towards which figure do you think Goldberg is more sympathetic? Why? What about the whole American dream as discussed in this piece? Is it still alive? Why or why not?
Anything along those lines would be awesome!!!