Clay Aiken running for Congress

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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina.
Aiken said Wednesday he'll seek the Democratic nomination for the seat currently held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers.

The 35-year-old Aiken is expected to face former state commerce secretary Keith Crisco of Asheboro and licensed professional counselor Toni Morris of Fayetteville in the Democratic primary.


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HA HA, HA HA, oh its not a joke



He says he considers Washington to be dysfunctional and will focus on jobs and the economy and the importance of education.


I dont live in USA and dont know the political career of the guy so ill not soil this with my personal opinion, enjoy ATS


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he looks reptilian
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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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He will run.... but Ruben Studdard will win.

He has had no political career, but knowing Americans he will win it just because he was on American Idol (regardless of his views, experience, etc.). It's the sad truth. That is why we can't have nice things.
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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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Oh, I'm sure his focus will be jobs LOLOL



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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Heck..We have over 500 clowns and crooks right now. What harm can a singer do? He'd have my vote against any career politician.





posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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Replacing idiots with another idiot makes no sense. I'm sure we can dig up better candidates than Clay Aiken.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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His intentions sound honorable enough...


In a video put up on his campaign website, Aiken criticized the partisanship that smothers Congress, saying "I am not a politician. I never want to be one. But I do want to bring back, at least to my corner of North Carolina, the idea that someone can go to Washington to represent all the people, whether they voted for you or not."


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Aiken is a former special education teacher; a skill set that should be very useful in Congress.

Personally, I always found Aiken to be a bit of an odd bird, so it will be interesting to hear his thoughts/views on the issues that currently plague the nation. Until then, I will reserve judgement.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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If he's not a lawyer, then he'd get my vote.

We need to get DC back.

Even if it's to a C list celeb.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:23 AM
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Qualifications for a position in Congress are pretty much the low end of real skills and knowledge. It should probably be moved into the criminal category.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:26 AM
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beezzer
If he's not a lawyer, then he'd get my vote.

We need to get DC back.

Even if it's to a C list celeb.


...since when did you start voting for Democrats?

Anyway, I suppose if he wasn't in the south he'd stand as much chance as Stuart Smalley did.



What a country we live in.


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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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seabag

beezzer
If he's not a lawyer, then he'd get my vote.

We need to get DC back.

Even if it's to a C list celeb.


...since when did you start voting for Democrats?

Anyway, I suppose if he wasn't in the south he'd stand as much chance as Stuart Smalley did.

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Since the republicans (Ryan) stabbed vets in the back!



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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...right, because the Democrat party is the party of veterans! LOL

To each his own. Enjoy your Aiken!



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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seabag
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...right, because the Democrat party is the party of veterans! LOL

To each his own. Enjoy your Aiken!


I don't like democrats.

But

I dislike lawyer-type politicians worse.
I dislike lying republican politicians worse.

Dems aren't the party of veterans. But they say that straight up.

Republicans used to be, at least that is what they said.

I'm just sick of the whole damned thing I guess.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:39 AM
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I'm with you on being absolutely and totally sick of the whole Right/Left - Dem/Repub BS game. I look at the person, where a race even has something resembling what I call people to begin with.

It killed me to vote Claire McCaskill, but a bad dem is better than an ignorant ass of a republican ..which that race sure brought things down to.

The only good party in this is the party that doesn't play the game at all. When you find it..lemmie know, so I can join up too.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:49 AM
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Wouldn't be nice for you people to have like a third independent candidate?

nah that's too complicated



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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Gee....I wonder what agenda he will be pushing if he wins?
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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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Please let me wake up from this nightmare. I forgot you have to be extremely popular, not intelligent to get voted in. Intelligence is boring for the sheeple, if only they knew



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 02:02 PM
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The democrats must be desperate to keep their seats this time around. this is a political stunt. Too bad there are not more stars to run for those 7 contested seats needed for democrats to retain control of the senate.



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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Wouldn't it be awesome if he was elected, and did a filibuster all in song?



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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Oh, now, he has far more worth to the country as Barry Manilow, Jr.



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 02:25 PM
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I'll bet most in congress and the senate all pretended to be honorable too, they are anything but that, now that they got in the office, and wow it's been a nice ride for their bank accounts, (they say behind closed doors).





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