Clay Aiken – A Philosophy of Inclusion And Service


Happy Week-end!  Week-ends in August are always Great!

Friday was a busy day for Clay Aiken.  He was all around, meeting and talking to the people of his district.

The day started with a tweet from Team Clay:

Clay Aiken ‏@ClayForNC · Spending a morning in #SilerCity learning about community health centers. #ncpol #nc02 #chathamcounty

Then, another picture and message from Instagram:

Clay Aiken smile. #communityHealth #congress #clayaiken #americanidol #awesome



Do you know Margaret Maron?  According to Amazon:

MARGARET MARON is the author of twenty-seven novels and two collections of short stories. Winner of several major American awards for mysteries (Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity), her works are on the reading lists of various courses in contemporary Southern literature and have been translated into 15 languages. She has served as president of Sisters in Crime, the American Crime Writers League, and Mystery Writers of America. Visit her at

A native Tar Heel, she still lives on her family’s century farm a few miles southeast of Raleigh, the setting for Bootlegger’s Daughter, which is numbered among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association…

Ms.Maron has been a vocal supporter of Clay Aiken during the campaign.  Yesterday, she wrote a lovely short article about Clay:

To understand why I support Clay Aikin for the House of Representative, this is from Wikipedia: ‘Clay Aiken makes it clear that he is aware not everyone shares his religious beliefs and it is not his intention to press these beliefs on others. When he worked as a camp counselor at the YMCA, he challenged other camp faculty by insisting that singing “overtly Christian songs” was inappropriate, as some of the kids were Jewish. “I stood firm… no child is going to have a spiritual crisis on my watch.” His public philosophy, geared towards inclusion and service to others, reflects his stance that decisions about religion should be made at home.’

Wouldn’t it be lovely if the whole House had this philosophy of inclusion and service and respect for others?

Thank you, Ms Maron, for speaking so beautifully about Clay.  If you want to know more about this lovely lady, you can read more about her and the many award winning books she has written at MARON


Nancy Miller Martin wrote a short blog about Clay at bluenc.    I especially liked this section of her blog:

….The first people I saw when I went into the ballroom were people I have known for a long time. They are friends of my bother and also friends and big supporters of Clay. One of them was telling me that for the longest time they couldn’t believe or figure out why Brad had such phenomenal numbers in his wins. (his words). When he told me what they had figured out I knew Clay could do that too. It’s amazing to see someone come on the scene in politics and win so many people over so fast. After he made his speech and walked back down to the floor, he was mobbed again. In a crowd like that, you need to win people over, but with his charisma, that’s not a problem. They loved him. Everywhere he goes, the people love him.

I didn’t stay long, but I stayed long enough to meet Parker….

I hope you will visit the site and read the entire blog. Martin makes you relax when you read her blog.  You can read it at BLUENC


We started with a tweet and we will end with one from the end of the day.

Mary Talley ‏@mktall207 1h @clayaiken Glad you stopped in today! It was nice meeting u,enjoyed the chat..Hope to see u again soon!

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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Philosophy of Inclusion And Service

  1. I'm so glad that Clay is including Parker in these event. His son will grow up knowing his dad is dedicated to working with others to improve the lives of all. Thanks for the two very nice write ups about Clay from Ms. Maron & BlueNC.

  2. I love reading all these positive articles about Clay. Everything is getting so exciting!! Thanks once again musician!!

  3. Thanks for the background of Margaret Maron and a blog by Nancy Miller Martin. It's wonderful to read such positive and inspiring write-ups of Clay. Do the people in NC02 really know what a gem they will have in Clay in Congress? I sure hope they do their homework and realize that it is time for a change…and a change FOR GOOD!!!!!

  4. I too appreciate how positive this site is. You do a wonderful job. Haters/crazies are out posting OUTRAGEOUS things. These people really hate Clay and his fans. The one said Clay should separate from his fans/claymates because" they are ass—-s & make him look bad.". We all know better.. He has the momentum going for him. His fans have followed him for years Ups & downs". We know his character & that he belongs in DC. Clay for NC

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