Although Clay Aiken is new to politics, he should have learned the first lesson already: never make the same mistake the other idiot made. Especially in the same cycle.
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So what does Aiken do? Does he learn from Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell's mistake? No, he does not: campaigning in a conservative district in North Carolina which is primarily filled with State and UNC fans, Aiken gets caught in a Kentucky sweatshirt.
Unlike the Commonwealth of Kentucky, folks in this state are used to rival schools and can handle losing to them. We have to; it happens all the time. Many of us have to go to bed with our spouses still gloating.
It's not nearly as big a faux pas as putting Duke imagery in a political ad in Kentucky.
But a gay Democrat campaigning in a largely Christian and conservative district has little room for error.
Our advice for Aiken: ditch Kentucky and don't pick State or UNC; that'll just make things worse.
And Duke won't help either.
There's really only one choice.
Pick Campbell for your next sweatshirt.