• Openly-Gay Fred Karger to Face Field of Openly-Awful Candidates in GOP Primaries

    In this corner, we have the first openly gay person to ever run for president as a Republican

    Gay rights activist Fred Karger is running for president. The Republican filed his paperwork with the FEC on Wednesday.

    "Today is a very significant day for my community and me," Karger said in a statement. "I have just submitted my papers to the Federal Election Commission, making me the first candidate to file for the 2012 Republican nomination for President."

    And in this corner, we have the most divisive, overtly anti-gay rights collection of Republican candidates since the very idea of "gay rights" was even a thing that needed being considered

    Since 53 percent of Americans — including a 53 percent of white Catholics and 57 percent of nonevangelical Protestants — now support marriage equality, Republican presidential candidates who speak out against gay initiatives risk positioning themselves at the very extreme end of political spectrum. Yesterday, my CAP colleagues Noel Gordon and Jeff Krehely released an interactive of the likely GOP candidates’ positions on LGBT issues.

    As it turns out, all [Ed note: Well, nearly] of the potential GOP hopefuls are firmly outside the American mainstream

    Who will win the soul of the Republican base? There's literally no way to guess!


    Tags: Fred Karger, LGBT, Primaries, Republicans

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