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He Can Carry a Tune,
but Can He Carry the Race?

New York Times, by Jennifer Steinhauer

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/7/2014 12:38:44 AM

Washington - Clay Aiken, the 2003 runner-up on “American Idol,” officially announced on Wednesday that he is running for Congress in North Carolina. Now it is time to ponder some questions he might face on the stump: 1. Many Democrats in North Carolina have bailed out of Congressional races after being drawn into heavily Republican districts, like the one you are running in. How can you win? 2. What are your thoughts on the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership and how it might affect the North Carolina manufacturing industry? 3. What do you think is harder — placing in a national singing competition

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Talk about a political conundrum. How will he do in a district against what the NYT´s calls a "weak" GOP Tea Party incumbent? As long as the fat lady is put at bay, we might keep the seat.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 2/7/2014 1:56:56 AM     (No. 9722735)

Well, he already has a leg up, so to speak. Being of the pillow-biter persuasion, anyone who votes against him or says anything against him during the campaign will be instantly labeled a "hater" and a "homophobe," even if they disagree with him on the issues. It´s the democrap way, doncha know!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Winmag, 2/7/2014 6:43:11 AM     (No. 9722795)

He has a chance because he´s gay and he cares. Don´t worry about trade agreeements and tax policy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/7/2014 7:07:04 AM     (No. 9722814)

Oddly enough, the photo in the article looks a lot like a young Lindsay Graham. Just a coincidence, I´m sure.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 2/7/2014 7:27:54 AM     (No. 9722829)

Our media idiots "think" (term used loosely) that a homo leftard has a chance in a district that is predominately Republican.

Clay will be their neurotic example of how our Nation is failing, after the November elections.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 2/7/2014 7:40:35 AM     (No. 9722853)

Keep an eye on this one. His persuasion might pimp Hillary out of the presidency again.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Two Frogs, 2/7/2014 7:42:20 AM     (No. 9722855)

Any citizen can run for public office; that is the beauty of America! However, I feel sad that we have become an American Idol nation. Our own president was not elected on any accomplishment, but something vague and nebulas called "celebrity." I think about all the other singers, much better than Clay, who still have not made it. But just because Mr Aiken finished second in a game show, he is now worth untold millions. The same is true for Mr. Obama. There were so many candidates more qualified, but because the president ran on some mad twist of fate called celebrity, he was elected twice.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/7/2014 9:26:34 AM     (No. 9722971)

CONGRESSIONAL IDOL!

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