Clay Aiken – “Leaving The Ground”

It has been three days since Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade reported the rumors that Clay is actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House.  Amazingly, the buzz continues.  Right now, the google search number is at 109,000,000 mentions! That is a lot bigger than 24 hours ago!  AND…at this time, Clay is still trending on YAHOO.

There are hundreds of articles out there about Clay running for Congress.  I am posting  just a few paragraphs with a link to the original article. If you like the articles, be sure and let the writers know!


This is a new site the combines politics and pop!  It is a casual blog and they seem to say what they feel and don’t pull any punches!

…After witnessing the pathetic performance of Congress during the government shutdown in October 2013, Clay Aiken running for a seat as a Democrat seems neither bizarre nor impossible…

…Aiken has put together a decade of impressive servitude and activism. He’s been a UNICEF spokesperson since 2004, traveling to several countries for them and other charities. In 2008, he came out and has since championed LGBTQ causes including going to the nation’s capital to support successful anti-bullying legislation. None of the Democrat party bigwigs or organizations will comment…

The Vibe – Democratic Party’s New Rising Star: Clay Aiken?  by Noah Rothman 

The Democratic Party is aggressively recruiting potential candidates to take on Republicans as the 2014 midterm election cycle revs into high gear. With political pressure mounting on Democrats as the Affordable Care Act’s roll-out continues to encounter roadblocks, Democrats are turning to some unlikely sources to bring name recognition and star power to the campaign trail. One such unlikely potential recruit is former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken

…But Aiken, too, would need to navigate a Democratic primary in order to secure the party’s nomination to represent the Tar Heel State’s 2nd Congressional District. The fact that Aiken is well-known and could self-fund a campaign is reportedly attractive for Democratic operatives in North Carolina…

I especially like the title of The Vibe article!

 I love that Clay seems to be the “Democratic Party’s New rising Star”, but I will always remember some of his amazing performances.

On January 4, 2009, Clay Aiken performed his last performance of Spamalot on the stage of the Shubert Theater. It was a night of celebration for the audience and the cast members. From the look on Clay’s face, it was a night full of joy and excitement for him too.

Thank you, Clay for the great Broadway adventure. Your performances as Sir Robin, Guard 1 and Brother Maynard were spot on and gave the audience lots of laughs.

I was lucky enough to see Clay perform in Spamalot and even was chosen as the peasant one night. However, I was not there for the final show.

Were you there?

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11 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “Leaving The Ground”

  1. It's all so exciting–am loving all of the positive press. Thanks for bringing some of the articles here.
    Loved seeing the Spamalot pictures–feel so lucky that I was able to see it "several" times!
    I'll be reading every bit of news I can about Clay and his run for congress and cheering him on–couldn't be prouder!!!

  2. Yes, I was at Clay's final performance. It was a mixed feeling of pride in Clay and sadness that he was finished with his stint on Broadway. I saw Spamalot 14 times! He never skipped a line or flubbed a line. His acting talent can match the best that Hollywood has to offer!

    I'm not thrilled that Clay is considering going into politics, but if that's what he is determined to do, then I wish him all the best. We are on opposite sides of the political fence (I'm a Republican), but I respect and admire his determination. Will always love that guy 🙂

  3. love it musicfan, never get tired of anything Clay does, he's so talented and would be a great rep for Congress! if he decides. Thanks for the posts.

  4. Well the reports just keep coming. Time will tell what will happen. It’s going to be very interesting.

    I must admit I’m still sad to think we won’t see Clay in another show like Spamalot. But he has to follow his conscience. He will do well.

  5. It will be an uphill battle for Clay in very conservative N.C. but he has shown that he has the "right stuff" to take on a variety of challenges. I didn't see the final Spamalot performance by Clay, but I did see it in May & Oct. What fun it was!

  6. You can't blame someone for trying to make things better for whatever they believe. I applaud CLAY for his endeavors.WIN or lose (if he decides to run)I'm behind him 100%.Always have been, always will be.GOOOOOO, CLAY.

  7. i haveto admit that if claydoes decide to run for congress we will never see him sing again and that wold break my heart but still if clay does do congress im sure he wold do well im shocked about this hes amazingley talented im not pleased that clay is considering going into politics how ever if clay wishes or wants to do this then win or lose clay your still my americian idol and if ya decide to run then you have my blessing

  8. Clay would still be able to sing! but it will be a really special occassion. He could sing for the President.and hes only 35. he could always go back to Broadway after hes President Aiken!

  9. One of the article said – "…if Clay Aiken can speak to the moderates, lefties and anyone else who is smart and awake then magic could happen."

    Yeah that. He can awaken ppl and make magic. 😀

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