A special from IndySocial:
The Draft Mellencamp for Senate Movement is officially underway and very much for real.
Since the notion was introduced by The Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel earlier this week on an MSNBC morning show, and later in greater depth on The Nation‘s web site, thousands have joined impromptu Mellencamp for Indiana Senator Fan Pages on Facebook, and voices ranging from rock fans to professional politicians have signaled their support.
As of yet, no official comment from the Mellencamp camp. His web site’s news section is promoting an upcoming performance headlining Rock Fest 2010 in Cadott, WI on Saturday, July 17th and makes no mention of potential senatorial aspirations. Rock Fest is four day music festival.
The controversial leftist editor’s proposal that the scrappy Hoosier Rocker might actually make a viable candidate, and a palpable alternative to big-business-friendly Dan Coats, who is widely believed to be the Republican candidate.