'American Idol' singer Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

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actnow wrote:

Hopefully, there is some substance here. We’ll see.

Feb 05, 2014 10:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:

He has name recognition, so I guess that’s all that is needed to run for office.

Feb 05, 2014 10:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

No, thank you.

Feb 05, 2014 10:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
jno20009 wrote:

Give him a shot and let’s see if he has some smarts. North Carolina could use someone more moderate considering the insane right turn that state has taken.

Feb 05, 2014 11:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Whipsplash wrote:

Knew he couldn’t be running as a repub, he’s actually likeable.

Feb 05, 2014 11:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
Stickystones wrote:

Clay may be a nice guy, a talented singer and fairly well known. But he doesn’t stand a chance in the Primary, let along the general election. The article omits that he has two competitors, one of which is an established candidate with State government experience and the other is a politically novice female. The reality is that the Democrats are reeling in NC and cannot even seem to motivate some of their more experienced operatives.

Feb 05, 2014 12:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@Stickystones- I believe yours to be a fair assessment. The Democrats are on the ropes, so to speak.

Feb 05, 2014 1:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
vs9 wrote:

Correction: A member of the leadership with more establishment views, Ellmers is far from the “Tea Party Republican favorite” she may have been when first running for Congress in 2010. That being said, she should still easily win re-election.

Feb 05, 2014 4:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WardAmerican wrote:

With all due respect, this guy says he isn’t a politician and doesn’t want to be a politician. With that mindset he’d be a minnow amongst sharks – sharks with big sharp teeth. I think he’d be better served (and those he really wishes to help) by remaining in the private sector. Don’t get me wrong, the US capitol building needs a huge enema! On both sides of the aisle!

Feb 05, 2014 8:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WardAmerican wrote:

With all due respect, this guy says he isn’t a politician and doesn’t want to be a politician. With that mindset he’d be a minnow amongst sharks – sharks with big sharp teeth. I think he’d be better served (and those he really wishes to help) by remaining in the private sector. Don’t get me wrong, the US capitol building needs a huge enema! On both sides of the aisle!

Feb 05, 2014 8:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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