Clay Aiken Brings His Campaign to Stephen Colbert, Ronan Farrow (VIDEO)


American Idol alum, Clay Aiken, is facing an uphill battle in his run for a North Carolina congressional seat. He visited a couple of talk shows in New York City to discuss his campaign.

Stephen Colbert’s snarky interview with Clay contained gems like this:

“I think people are kind of fed up with the kind of tone-deaf representation they’ve had,” said Clay.

“Tone-deaf? Just because you have perfect pitch? That’s kind of cheap,” Stephen shot back. The host’s attempt to get Clay to duet with him on National Anthem, fell flat, so to speak. Clay is putting his performing career aside for a more important mission.

Stephen’s response? “Headline: Clay Aiken refuses to sing national anthem.” Clay has put his performing career aside to run for Congress. He won’t be singing in the meantime.

On a more serious note, Clay stopped by Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC show to discuss the attack ad launched by Keith Crisco, his opponent in the Democratic primary. The spot highlights Clay’s failure to attend meetings of a national committee on people with disabilities he was appointed to by George Bush in 2006. “No Show Clay” is the ad’s slogan.

“I take quite a bit of offense to the fact that someone would question my record on children with disabilities,” Clay explained to Ronan. “I’ve dedicated my life over the past 11 years and before to working toward advocating for children with disabilities.”

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