The following ran in my local paper, the Raleigh News & Observer, today.
Singing Edwards' song
The soundtrack to John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign was John Mellencamp's "Small Town."
So it was only fitting that, during a concert in Des Moines, Iowa, over the weekend, Mellencamp stopped during a rendition of his song to introduce Edwards.
"You know, I've got a friend that I've had for about the last seven or eight years. This guy's from a small town. And he just so happens to be running for president of the United States. ... Ladies and gentleman, John Edwards has come to see the show."
Edwards then walked on stage.
Edwards got some applause as well, but as much coverage as the booing (and shouts for "refund") got, you would think they would have at least earned a mention in a story about the appearance.