Clay Aiken 'actively considering' run...

Clay Aiken 'actively considering' run for Congress: sources say

There are 124 comments on the OhNoTheyDidnt story from Jan 3, 2014, titled Clay Aiken 'actively considering' run for Congress: sources say. In it, OhNoTheyDidnt reports that:

Gay singer and "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina's 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House, according to two Democratic sources familiar with his plans.

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Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#1 Jan 3, 2014
I usually count on the GOP to provide us with the desired humor quotient during an election season. Looks like we're going to get a bit of this from our own side.

TomInElPaso

“Impeach the reality show actor”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#2 Jan 3, 2014
Sir Andrew wrote:
I usually count on the GOP to provide us with the desired humor quotient during an election season. Looks like we're going to get a bit of this from our own side.
Raleigh voter might just prove you wrong.

Since: Mar 09

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#3 Jan 3, 2014
Does he have ANY Legal education? Economics? Political Science?

If not, then however well-intentioned he may be, he's just another yammerhead, and the House of Representatives has far too many of those already.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Jan 3, 2014
Sir Andrew wrote:
I usually count on the GOP to provide us with the desired humor quotient during an election season. Looks like we're going to get a bit of this from our own side.
I don't know much about him, but we might be pleasantly surprised. I'll with-hold any comments about him until I know more, one way or the other.
KKKafeteria KKKristains

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jan 3, 2014
It seemed silly to me, but then I realized he does have fake enough hair to serve in Congress.

Has he been doing volunteer or political or policy work these past years? If not, then he's another example of an ego problem wanting attention and high office, imo.

OTOH, if he actually prevailed he's not some ultra phobic buybull banger, so given that part of the country an election of him would be progress.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Jan 3, 2014
Clay Aiken could be a popular candidate if he decides to run. He certainly enjoys the advantages of name recognition and not running as a Republican. Could he join the Democrat entertainment celebrity contingency, following in the footsteps of Sonny Bono and Al Franken?
sandy1

Southold, NY

#7 Jan 3, 2014
kuda wrote:
Clay Aiken could be a popular candidate if he decides to run. He certainly enjoys the advantages of name recognition and not running as a Republican. Could he join the Democrat entertainment celebrity contingency, following in the footsteps of Sonny Bono and Al Franken?
FYI, Sonny Bono was a Republican.

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#8 Jan 3, 2014
snyper wrote:
Does he have ANY Legal education? Economics? Political Science?
If not, then however well-intentioned he may be, he's just another yammerhead, and the House of Representatives has far too many of those already.
So he's following in the footsteps of:

Ronald Reagan
Jesse Ventura
Al Franken
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Clint Eastwood
Sonny Bono
Fred Thompson
and last but not least
Jerry Springer

All of whom have served in elected political office.

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Jan 3, 2014
KirkW wrote:
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So he's following in the footsteps of:
Ronald Reagan
Jesse Ventura
Al Franken
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Clint Eastwood
Sonny Bono
Fred Thompson
and last but not least
Jerry Springer
All of whom have served in elected political office.
You guys forgot Fred Grandy.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Jan 3, 2014
KirkW wrote:
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So he's following in the footsteps of:
Ronald Reagan
Jesse Ventura
Al Franken
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Clint Eastwood
Sonny Bono
Fred Thompson
and last but not least
Jerry Springer
All of whom have served in elected political office.
Jerry Springer may often come in last, but never least. A legendary Cincinnati mayor, he first achieved notoriety by paying a local prostitute for services rendered with a personal a check. He wasn't a bad mayor or local TV news anchorĀ (stay classy, Cincinnati).

I have to say, however, I find Jesse Ventura by far the most entertaining celebrity on the list. I don't know what he did in Mexico, but it didn't inhibit his colorful view of the world. He seems to be the ultimate Libertarian.

Speaking of former "athlete" celebrities, I suppose Arnold Schwarzenegger would come in second. While he was Governor, I enjoyed the eccentricities of his show, aside from the important issues of his leadership.

I always liked Clint Eastwood, the actor, but his ill-chosen, reportedly spontaneous performance at the RNC convinced me that he's too crazy for my personal taste. I suppose he's that good an actor.

I even liked Ronald Reagan, by contrast not so good an actor, as much as I disagreed with his economic and political positions. He was certainly willing to negotiate and quite likable.

On the other hand, Fred Thompson disappointingly has chosen to misuse his celebrity to con old folks by trying to charm them into giving him their property. Such a nice guy!

And that leaves Sonny Bono, who in turn left Cher as his most memorable cultural contribution since exploiting her and recording "I've Got You Babe."
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Jan 3, 2014
snyper wrote:
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You guys forgot Fred Grandy.
I'd never heard of Fred Grandy, but looked him up on Google thanks to you.

Since: Mar 09

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#13 Jan 3, 2014
kuda wrote:
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I'd never heard of Fred Grandy, but looked him up on Google thanks to you.
We've both dated ourselves with that one. lol
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#14 Jan 3, 2014
Clay Aiken is 35 years old
.
This makes him eligible to run for President of the United States
.
He would be a shoo in; it would be HUGE for us!
.
With his fabulous star power; they could rename ObamaCare to AIKENCARE and make it a 'must have' for The In Crowd

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#15 Jan 3, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Clay Aiken is 35 years old
.
This makes him eligible to run for President of the United States
.
He would be a shoo in; it would be HUGE for us!
.
With his fabulous star power; they could rename ObamaCare to AIKENCARE and make it a 'must have' for The In Crowd
Plus he could sing at his own inauguration!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#16 Jan 3, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Clay Aiken is 35 years old
.
This makes him eligible to run for President of the United States
.
He would be a shoo in; it would be HUGE for us!
.
With his fabulous star power; they could rename ObamaCare to AIKENCARE and make it a 'must have' for The In Crowd
We best be careful not to ruffle the feathers of all the duck/chick-fil-a supporters!
sandy1

Southold, NY

#17 Jan 3, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Clay Aiken is 35 years old
.
This makes him eligible to run for President of the United States
.
He would be a shoo in; it would be HUGE for us!
.
With his fabulous star power; they could rename ObamaCare to AIKENCARE and make it a 'must have' for The In Crowd
Have you lost your mind? We already have an inexperienced loon in the White House who has damaged this country. The incompetent in chief at least had somewhat of a political background. What is Clay Aikens background? American Idol? Sorry,that doesn't cut it. The American people deserve a strong,experienced leader who will honor The Constitution, not some insane liberal fantasy candidate who possesses none of these qualities needed to effectively lead this country in the right direction.
Monty

Plainfield, IL

#18 Jan 3, 2014
And he already has the Gay vote.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

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#19 Jan 3, 2014
snyper wrote:
Does he have ANY Legal education? Economics? Political Science?
If not, then however well-intentioned he may be, he's just another yammerhead, and the House of Representatives has far too many of those already.
You mean all those yammerheads with degrees in law, economics, and political science?

Since: Mar 09

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#20 Jan 3, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>We best be careful not to ruffle the feathers of all the duck/chick-fil-a supporters!
Duck, chick, goose?

Since: Mar 09

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#21 Jan 3, 2014
Jerald wrote:
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You mean all those yammerheads with degrees in law, economics, and political science?
Better look again more closely.

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