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Fred Karger Officially Ends 2012 Presidential Run: 'It's Been One Hell Of A Ride'

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Fred Karger, the Republican presidential candidate who ran to show his peers that there are gay Republicans who care about the party's future, officially ended his campaign today. Karger's statement:

After 2 ½ years of campaigning as a candidate for President of the United States I am officially ending my historic campaign today June 29, 2012. It’s been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our events and cheered me on. Special thanks to the thousands more who shared their stories with me in person, via email, facebook, twitter, etc.

Every one of you kept me going. It’s been the experience of a lifetime. I’ve made many new friends and undoubtedly picked up a few more detractors. I hope and trust that my discussion of the key issues helped to open dialog on fixing the economy, balancing the federal budget, creating jobs, education reform, the environment, immigration reform, ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and fighting for full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Karger will no doubt use his new prominence to advocate other issues close to his heart, like combating homophobia within the Mormon Church.

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  1. Let me be clear: Gay Republicans are traitors to their own cause. They benefit from the employment protection laws, hate crime laws, ability to serve in the military, and enjoy equal marriage rights ALL on the backs of the Democrats they oppose at every turn.

    Fred Karger is an idiot. The only 'historic' nature of his campaign is that he's another joke and failure of a candidate with NO shot whatsoever.

    Posted by: Cecilfirefox | Jun 29, 2012 5:33:20 PM


  2. Fred PLEASE get back to exposing NOM and the Mormon Church !!!!

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 29, 2012 6:16:57 PM


  3. well lets give Fred credit for hanging in there...I guess......I agree that Gay Republicans are traitors too....this brand of GOP are just plain scum.......

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jun 29, 2012 6:18:16 PM


  4. To: Cecilfirefox - ditto!

    Posted by: Modern Meet | Jun 29, 2012 6:39:05 PM


  5. Historic? LMAO

    Posted by: ron | Jun 29, 2012 7:29:20 PM


  6. This guy is an idiot. Stop giving him free publicity. He is just another attention-seeking immature gay who thinks supporting the Republican Party someone makes him more superior to other gays so then he can feel a bit better about himself.

    The Republican owned media gave him NO coverage for his campaign - that speaks volumes ! What will he do next to get attention ?

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jun 29, 2012 7:31:06 PM


  7. This guy is an idiot. Stop giving him free publicity. He is just another attention-seeking immature gay who thinks supporting the Republican Party someone makes him more superior to other gays so then he can feel a bit better about himself.

    The Republican owned media gave him NO coverage for his campaign - that speaks volumes ! What will he do next to get attention ?

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jun 29, 2012 7:31:08 PM


  8. Fred Karger:

    - served as a senior consultant to the presidential campaigns of Reagan and Daddy Bush;

    - made a fortune working as a lobbyist for the tobacco industry in California in the 1990s;

    - favors extension of the Bush tax cuts for billionaires;

    - favors continuation of the U.S. trade embargo and travel ban with respect to Cuba; and

    - opposes any further gun control restrictions.

    No, thanks.

    Posted by: Patric | Jun 29, 2012 9:52:00 PM


  9. Fred who?

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 30, 2012 1:13:28 AM


  10. What an a--hole. Another "house faggot" that thinks he can be gay and a Republican. WHY? What are you trying to prove and to whom. Get a set and fight for your own civil rights and stop asking the "master" - "please sir..."

    Posted by: KenS | Jun 30, 2012 9:43:38 AM


  11. Whenever it was back when, republicans decided to adopt Christian morality as part of their platform, it pulled them too far to the right. Fiscal conservatism is one thing, but coupled with religion and morality, it has become a dehumanizing monster, corrupted by greed and christianist dogma. I think Fred Karger tried to disengage morality and conservatism in his campaign, a futile effort, no doubt. I think the republicans have a lot to learn from Fred Karger.

    Thank You Fred for trying.

    Posted by: ronsfo | Jun 30, 2012 11:58:22 AM


  12. Seriously, that was a "presidential run"? Another gay republican craving, no, actually groveling for acceptance from a club that doesn't want him as a member? If THAT was a presidential run, then my trip to the gym yesterday was a 2012 Olympic trial. Can these gay republicans just go away? Really can they just go away now?

    Posted by: Socal | Jul 1, 2012 12:19:03 AM


  13. Karger cut his teeth in the Lee Atwater clique of dirty tricksters. He should have run a more exciting campaign. He's merely the "house fagot" of the Republican Party, not that there aren't dozens of applicants for that job.
    I'm ashamed of myself for having once donated to him.

    Posted by: mikeflower | Jul 1, 2012 12:36:28 AM


  14. He and Gary Johnson were the only people in this mockery of a race who shouldn't be in jail right now.

    Posted by: Attmay | Jul 1, 2012 4:32:19 PM


  15. Fred is a joke!

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 2, 2012 4:14:28 AM


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