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Fred Karger 2012

GOP Official's Wife: Gay Candidate 'Only Running To Find More Partners'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Openly-gay GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger was greeted with a less-than-friendly welcome when he began campaigning in Utah this month. As the L...

Why I am Still Running for President

Fred Karger | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Fred Karger

By giving California Republican voters an alternative to Mitt Romney, and millions of LGBT Americans hope that they can be and do anything they want, I am continually inspired.

Jason Linkins

Fred Karger "Sexy Frisbee" Ad Pulled From YouTube Because Of 'Inappropriate' Content

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Fred Karger's longshot bid for the White House typically doesn't get much attention, primarily because he was deemed too unpopular in polls to compete...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 20, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

For as long a time as your Speculatroners have been dutifully cataloguing the damage that the primary process has been doing to Mitt Romney's brand, w...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 13, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

This week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum decided that the time to quit his upset bid had finally come. He shuttered a campaign that had risen...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 6, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

So, did you hear? This week, the GOP nomination pretty much became a settled issue. Barring some accident or emergency (or some freaktastic alchemical...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 30, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

This week the attention that's mainly been lavished on covering the 2012 campaign got reoriented, slightly, in the direction of the steps of the Supre...

Michelangelo Signorile

Fred Karger On NOM's 'Racially-Driven' Strategies And Document Leak

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The secret documents that show the divisive, racially-driven strategies of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have received enormous media a...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 23, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

But as important as the win in Illinois was for cementing Team Romney's delegate realities, the most critical turn in the race wouldn't come until Wed...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 16, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

Last week, after the dust had settled on Super Tuesday, we surmised that you couldn't really call the 2012 GOP primary contest a battle between Mitt R...

The Man From Lincoln, Part 5: State Fair! (Or, Fred Karger vs. Rick Santorum)

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 05.16.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

Although Santorum seemed affable enough, he also looked like a deer caught in the headlights, and those headlights belonged to an 18-wheeler named Fred Karger rolling right for him. How wrong could I have been?

No More Mr. Nice Gay: An Interview With GOP Presidential Hopeful Fred Karger

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 05.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Kristen Hotham Carroll

I've been following Fred's virtual campaign trail, and I have developed a great respect for the battles he has waged, in an arena where he is not even remotely wanted or accepted. I caught up with Fred March 8.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 9, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Bill Kristol says it's just getting started. Sarah Palin says all bets are off. Other GOP luminaries say that so far, what they've seen has been "a collective yawn." What are they talking about? The GOP race for the 2012 presidential nomination, that's what. And all of these assessments have been handed down from on high in the wake of Super Tuesday's results. But wasn't Super Tuesday a pretty unequivocal win for Mitt Romney, leaving him as the only candidate with a path to the nomination that doesn't require a series of miraculous events?

Meet Fred Karger, Gay GOP Presidential Candidate (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Fred Karger is one of the bravest activists that our LGBT community has. He is the first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party in American history, in the most homophobic presidential race this country has ever seen.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 2, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

With nothing but weeks of time to fill between Maine's Caucuses and this week's primaries, we heard unending talk about the importance of the Michigan...

The Man From Lincoln, Part 4: A New Chapter In American History Begins Today

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

It was April 2010, and I was on my way to New Orleans for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Fred was planning to hold a press conference at the host hotel to announce his "seriously considering" intentions of running for president as an openly gay candidate.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Feb. 24, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

For the bulk of the campaign season, we've been keenly aware that the GOP establishment-types had some grave misgivings over the fact that Mitt Romney...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Feb. 17, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

This week, one of the few things that anyone found worth talking about in the 2012 race was the extent to which money was likely to determine everythi...

The Man From Lincoln, Part 3: Saving The Boom

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

Armed with an arsenal of strategies honed during a career as an operative for conservative candidates and causes, Fred took on the Boom's new billionaire owner, AIG, and even Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

The Man From Lincoln, Part 2: Fred Who?

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

Fred had a way of saying absolutely nothing about himself in spite of being the life of the party. And here he was -- in a room filled with conservative pols -- going on out loud about Harvey Milk, civil rights, and saving the Boom. Huh? We're talking about a gay bar, right?

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For February 3, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Congratulations, America: you survived January of 2012, along with its four super-hyped primaries and its eleventy-billion debates. Your reward? A sno...

The Man from Lincoln, Part 1: You Gotta Give 'Em Hope

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.01.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

When Fred Karger told me he was considering running for president, 2012 was still over two years away. But this was too good to be true: an openly gay, Jewish Republican -- the guy who'd outed the Mormon Church's backing of Prop. 8 -- going toe to toe with Mitt Romney?

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Jan. 27, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

So, yeah, this campaign season is getting ridiculous. Credit the candidates, we guess! From one week to the next, we have seen the race seesaw between...

Jason Linkins

Fred Karger Will See Your Tax Return Disclosure And Raise You Even More Tax Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

Longshot GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger has spent the bulk of his campaign doing three things: achieving various "firsts," chief among them be...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Jan. 20, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

This week, as the 2012 race for the GOP nomination swung into South Carolina for its "First in the South" primary, things seemed to come in pairs. ...