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Hoosier
02-20-2010, 12:38 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/17/speculation-swirls-potential-mellencamp-senate-bid/

John Mellencamp, the iconic rocker made famous by his songs about growing up in a small town, may be ready to move to the big city.

Speculation is swirling that the liberal Mellencamp may put down his guitar and run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Evan Bayh.

The Indiana Democrat announced Monday that he will not seek election to a third term in November, sending party leaders scrambling for a viable replacement and boosting Republican hopes of winning the seat. Indiana is generally considered a Republican state, though it went for Barack Obama in 2008.

Support for a Mellencamp bid is gathering momentum; a "Draft John Mellencamp For Senate" Facebook page has emerged with more than 200 members.

Mellencamp is no stranger to politics or to Washington. He asked John McCain to stop using his music during the 2008 presidential campaign. He performed at President Obama's inauguration and has played at the White House, most recently last week at a celebration in honor of the civil rights movement.

subroc
02-20-2010, 01:51 PM
sounds good...draft John Mellencamp.

an outstanding candidate for the democrat ticket

Buzz
02-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Mellancamp is probably about as qualified as that guy who is governor of California.

subroc
02-20-2010, 03:46 PM
Mellancamp is probably about as qualified as that guy who is governor of California.


Sounds good...if his just being a solid citizen with a belief system that is in-line with democrat ideals isnít enough, what are the qualifications that you would find acceptable?

Franco
02-20-2010, 05:45 PM
Mellencamp is no stranger to politics or to Washington. He asked John McCain to stop using his music during the 2008 presidential campaign.



He also asked Ron Raegan not to use, "Pink House" in his campaign.

Mellencamp running for office? Why not, he hasn't had a song break the Top 100 in over 20 years.

He just as unqualified as most of them!