Alex Blaze

Fred Karger Files Presidential Candidacy

Filed By Alex Blaze | March 24, 2011 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Fred Karger, LGBT, president, republican, teens

Friend of the site Fred Karger files to run for the presidency in 2012. He says that he's the first openly gay candidate to run for a major party ticket, "of the ones who are being seriously considered." You hear that, Dems? If you snooze you lose!

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I hate to break it to Fred, but no - he is not being "seriously considered" by anyone. Not by the GOP and not by most gays and lesbians. Maybe by his Log Cabin buddies. Give me a break.

What are you talking about? Fred Karger is totally going to win the GOP nomination. He dedicated his campaign to young gay people, two of the GOP's favorite demographics.

If he just says he won't raise taxes, he's a shoo-in, right? :)

there is no snoozing and losing, democrats still brought the first African-American president and family to the White House. We already have a candidate for 2012 and he is Obama. Suddenly a gentleman who happens to be gay has committed and filed papers and we are supposed to go OMG he is Gay, lets switch parties and/or vote for this guy???!! Overall we should be voting for the best candidate for the job. When a majority of republicans were beating up the gay population, where was this guy?

Um, he was organizing boycotts of businesses donating to the Yes on Prop 8 campaign and filing ethics inquiries to get NOM to stop spending money on anti-gay campaigns in various states.

so that was behind closed doors and paperwork protesting. will he refuse any republican money affiliated with organizations that promote hate? C'mon we are more intelligent than this! If he ends up being the right candidate, great, but his boardroom protests and/or boycotts is nothing compared to the things this site has celebrated of others-dem, rep, or other.

I don't think we'll get to the point where Fred Karger will be faced with a choice about that sort of money.

Good luck hes going to need it in the new GOP/Tea Party. But in realaty he stands just a good a chance as any one as long as he runs and not just play lip service to being a candidate.

Politics is a contact sport with no rules.

Om Kalthoum | March 24, 2011 9:19 PM

If only those people with, say, double-digit polling support ran in primaries, there'd be a lot fewer candidates. People run for reasons other than the possibility of winning the nomination. They and the media all play along with the fiction of their possible victory.

Fred's main usefulness will be that he constantly keeps our issues front and center. Just his presence will make it that much harder for the other candidates to lie and demonize.

Your second paragraph is pretty much it for me. I'm guessing I wouldn't agree with Karger's positions on non-LGBT issues and he doesn't even have his positions the economy, foreign policy, etc., on his site.

This is the kind of Republican candidacy I can get behind.

You're making a very large assumption that he will have a presence. I'd be willing to bet money that they will not include him in any of the televised Republican primary debates and will get no regular major press coverage.

This guy will have zero impact on the Republican Party and the presidential election. If you're inconsequential, it's irrelevent that you're the first.

BTW, if he was serious about advancing gay (if not LGBT) rights, he'd be a Democrat. Supporting the Republican Party is significantly detrimental to that goal.