A Little Ditty About John Mellencamp

Sen. Barack Obama held a campaign rally in Indiana Tuesday night, and one of that state's most beloved musicians, John Mellencamp, was on hand to pump up the crowd. But don't think that means the rocker endorses Obama. Mellencamp is scheduled to play at a rally for Sen. Hillary Clinton next week.

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

Last night at an Obama rally in Indiana, you might have heard one that state's most beloved musicians, John Mellencamp, and his acoustic guitar.

(Soundbite of song, "Small Town")

Mr. JOHN MELLENCAMP (Singer, Songwriter): (Singing) Well, I was born in a small town. And I live in a small town.

MELISSA BLOCK, host:

If you're thinking a live performance for Obama means Mellencamp has chosen a favorite, think again. Mellencamp is also scheduled to perform at a Hillary Clinton campaign event next weekend.

SIEGEL: In fact, Mellencamp was a John Edwards supporter. His publicist has this to say about those Mellencamp gigs for both remaining Democrats: He's a longtime supporter of Democratic Party, and he is lending his support to welcome both of the candidates as a Hoosier and a Democrat.

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