This is a reposting of my article at DaTechGuy Blog: Reality TV In Congressional District #NC02
By A.P. Dillon
Last week, I wrote about Frank Roche – Candidate for #NC02. Since then, the primary for this Congressional district in North Carolina has taken place. Unfortunately for Roche, Ellmers successfully defended her seat with 58.76 % to Roche’s 41.24%. On the Democrat side of the aisle is where the circus has come to town. This week, I’m writing American Idol runner-up and fired Celebrity Apprentice — and by the way, this is about the same NC District 2 Congressional race. Stop checking your browser address. No, you are not at The Onion.
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) May 7, 2014
As of this morning, when I penned this article, the Democrat primary to decide who will face Congresswoman Ellmers has not yet been made official, but right now American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is in the lead over former Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco. No, I’m not kidding.
Clay Aiken is holding a slim lead in his NC House Democrat primary, but he received a brutal assessment of his campaign from Simon Cowell. — jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 7, 2014
Yes, the American Idol runner-up, who also was punted from Celebrity Apprentice (Trump said he was a nasty little guy, not sure if that helps or hurts) as the guy who will face Ellmers.
There shouldn’t a demographic he can miss based on his big TV ad. If only that ham-handed ad told the truth about how seriously he takes education. For example, he is so serious about it that he skipped all eight of the meetings of the Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities – of which he was appointed to by the President. Aiken responded he was too busy with his American Idol runner-up tour:
“While it’s true that I couldn’t attend many of the committee meetings, I had just finished American Idol,” the email continues. “So I made it clear to the committee during the first meeting I attended that I was touring and working on my album at the time and that I couldn’t be physically present for most meetings.”
GEE, maybe you should have turned down the appointment so someone else could be on the committee and actually do some good? Kids? Pfffft. Too wrapped up in dictating his catering needs and in being a runner-up, which he almost wasn’t after being dumped in a local TV studio try-out. Perhaps that’s because off-color, sexual innuendo jokes are more his style. We at least know his idea of fun, being invisible and watching people in their rooms. Sounds like the makings of a hit – with stalker overtones. Stalkers are no stranger to Aiken anyway.
While Aiken doesn’t drop the F-bomb in his performances, his pals guarding the doors at his fundraisers do. Makes you wonder if Aiken is a believer in the “Big Tent” idea or not if anyone with a camera showing up gets told to ‘get the F-bomb out’. I wonder if Aiken dropped any F-bombs on the plane when he was involved in that armrest scuffle?
By the way, where has junior been this whole campaign? Most running for office would have brought out the kids for the photos. Aiken wins a point for not using his kid a prop in a campaign but loses that same point for putting the kid on the cover of People magazine wherein the same story he comes out as being gay and has his online solicitations for sex mentioned. Great baby announcement.
If this is the great and best hope NC Democrats have, then the movie Idiocracy could now confirmed as a documentary. Batter up, Congresswoman Ellmers. Your homerun awaits.