The Soothing Dulcet Tones of John Mellencamp

By Theresa Cook

Apr 23, 2008 7:47am

In Evansville, Indiana, last night, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, and his supporters were serenaded by famous Hoosier John Mellencamp (nee Cougar).

But hold the phone — Mellencamp is no Obama-backer. He will also be performing at an Indiana rally for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, on May 3 in Indianapolis.

Mellencamp had previously endorsed former Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, not always to cheering crowds.

His wife, Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, a delegate to the 2004 Democratic convention, aims to be a delegate to the 2008 convention.

But for whom??

Mellencamp publicist Bob Merlis says “neither candidate is as liberal as he would prefer, but he’s happy to contribute what he can.”

It seems as though Mellencamp is like the Democratic party in general — unable to make a decision and pick a candidate.

- jpt

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