Here is another liberal whackjob that is in need of some serious education, but I really like his music. I like the rootsy rock/folk style and think he is a great songwriter. My father has some of his records, from the Johnny Cougar years to the regular John Mellencamp days. I like to give them a listen every now and then. I really enjoy some of his more retrospective songs, like "Cherry Bomb." "I Need A Lover"/"Hurts So Good" are classics, as well as "Small Town."
I unfortunately just recently heard that he performed some songs at an Osambo rally, and apparently he did the same at a Clinton rally earlier in the year. As with most of my music, I discount much of what the musician's personal like consists of and I focus on the music.
So don't shoot me guys!