The former American Idol champion has released a lengthy video to promote his campaign, citing his success in music and his work with UNICEF as reasons why he should earn your vote.
“I’m not a politician. I don’t ever want to be one,” says Aiken, slamming incumbents for their military cuts and last year's government shutdown.
“This is what’s wrong with Washington," Aiken explains. "That a Congresswoman would go there and vote against the best interests on North Carolina military families, and those that depend on the military for their job.”
Asked about Bieber's latest dust-up with the law - in which the singer turned himself into Canadian police to answer assault charges from an incident in late December - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said in a radio interview that we should cut the singer some slack.
"At 19 years old, I wish I was as successful as he was," Ford said. "He's 19 years old, guys. Think back to when you were 19."
Seriously. Who among us wasn't drag racing while high, attacking limo drivers and throwing eggs at our neighbor's home when we were 19?!?
Ford has never met Bieber, but he has been met with his own challenges while in office over the past few months.
Maria Conchita Alonso, a Grammy-nominated singer/actress, has pulled out of a Spanish production of The Vagina Monologues due to uproar over her role in a new political ad.
Alfonso appears alongside California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly in the campaign video, translating for the Tea Party member and prompting backlash from Latino organizations who take issue with Donnelly's immigration views.
The politician founded a state chapter of the Minutemen, an armed vigilante border patrol group.
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
The weekend movie preview finds the faith (Heaven Is for Real) and gets ready to dance with Nick Frost (Cuban Fury). But the big films should be from Johnny Depp (Transcendence) and Marlon Wayans (A Haunted House 2).