Is your head spinning? I have to say, the last 24 hours have to be some of the most interesting I have encountered in many years. Yes, I am spinning, but I am excited…excited for Clay Aiken and his new venture.
Today, this blog has a bit of this and a bit of that. There are a few things that need to be mentioned and that are really fun.
Twitter – I couldn’t keep up today. There were so many tweets all day. But the following tweet was important because it addressed a in-accurate post.
Will Clay Aiken run for Congress? I asked him. He neither confirmed nor denied! Hmmm!! #clay4congress?
— Lynda Loveland (@lloveland) January 3, 2014
Neither confirmed or denied? Sounds like a political correct answer.
Google Mentions – Can you believe? At 11:30pm, Pacific Time, I put in a google search for Clay Aiken. I was amazed that the top of the page said that there were 79,800,000 results! Now, that’s a lot of mentions on google!
Yahoo – Did you know that on Friday, Clay Aiken trended at #1 at Yahoo for most of the afternoon? Seems like lots of people think he is an interesting man!
There are two new articles that are fun to read:
Greg In Hollywood – Congressman Clay Aiken?
If I had not seen his thoroughly impressive appearance on CBS Face the Nation a year or so again, I would never believe it.
But Clay Aiken is a smart, well-spoken guy who is reportedly considering a bid for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd District, according to the Washington Blade.
Clay, one of the most successful singers in the history of American Idol, was the runner-up during the show’s second season.
Greg Hernandez has always been supportive of Clay. I like what he said.
BroadwayWorld – Clay Aiken ‘Actively Considering’ Run for Seat in U.S. Congress
…The ‘Spamalot’ star has been working with Betsy Conti, a Raleigh-based political strategist who formally worked with presidential candidate Al Gore, however it remains unclear whether he has officially hired her to help with his campaign. Another Democratic source revealed Aiken visited Washington D.C. in December to meet with pollsters at Hart Research Associates to scroll over polling data with one of the firm’s partners.
The DCCC has not responded to numerous requests to comment on Aiken’s potential candidacy. Both Conti and the Hart Research Associates declined comment as well. No official word as yet from Aiken himself or his former LA based management company…
Besides this great article that has 5 paragraphs, there is a nice biography of Clay at the bottom of this article. BroadwayWorld mentions Clay often. I think they would love to see Clay on Broadway again.
Just a quick note…If you have the time, your comments are always appreciated!
I would love for CANN to show up on the first page of Google searches for the next few days and comments help!
Do you remember this wonderful speech from Clay Aiken?
It was given at the Human Rights Campaign in 2010