John Mellencamp rocks Clinton campaign
“This country’s got to change, and you’re the people who can change it,” he told a crowd of Clinton supporters shivering in an evening chill in White River State Park in Indianapolis.
Mellencamp, an Indiana native who still lives in the state, then launched into “Our Country,” a song often played at Clinton campaign events.
The song begins: “”Well, I can stand beside ideals I think are right, and I can stand beside the idea to stand and fight. I do believe there’s a dream for everyone. This is our country.”
Mellencamp has not endorsed either Clinton or Obama. He played for an Obama campaign event on April 22 in Evansville, Indiana.
The musician, known for his involvement in Farm Aid and his support for U.S. soldiers, campaigned for John Edwards before the former North Carolina senator dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mellencamp also has spoken out against President George W. Bush and the Iraq war.
Photo: Reuters/Jeff Haynes