Now that former North Carolina senator John Edwards has exited the presidential race, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is seizing the opening -- on the music front, that is.
At a rally here in the Montgomery Bell Academy's Brownlee O. Currey Gymnasium, the speakers blasted "Our Country," the John Mellencamp song that had served as the hallmark of Edwards's campaign events.
Jamie Hindmon, a senior at the University of Memphis who backs McCain, said it makes all the sense in the world to appropriate a Democratic populist's tune.
"If Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama can steal his ideas after he dropped out of the race, John McCain can steal his song," she quipped.
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