by Pa Rock
The sudden retirement of Evan Bayh from the United States Senate means that Indiana will have an open senate seat up for grabs this fall. Today the internets have been buzzing with the rumor of a grassroots movement to draft John Mellencamp to run as a Democrat for that seat. The singer, who is known for his music about small town American values and raising money for struggling farmers at Willie Nelson's Farm Aid concerts, is a very well known resident of Bloomington, Indiana.
Yes, John Mellencamp is a very practical liberal, and yes, the people of Indiana are very proud of their native son. I hope that he responds to the nudge and throws his hat in the ring. Mellencamp has the smarts and the energy to be a truly spectacular United States Senator.
Now ain't that America for you and me!
Run, John, run - like a cougar!