Presidential candidate Fred Karger won't let party opposition keep him from pleading his campaign case in Iowa.
The openly gay Republican is currently in Ames, Iowa, host of today's symbolically important straw poll, to garner support among the GOP faithful.
Via the Des Moines Register:
[Karger] and two of his campaign supporters are pushing around a wheelbarrow full of Frisbees that say “Fred Who.” They’re also passing out cards that urge straw poll attendees to write in his name.
“People have been really friendly but we just haven’t gotten started yet,” Karger said, noting that they hope to sit their wheelbarrow next to an empty space by the Faith & Freedom Coalition.
Fred Karger, whom I consider a friend, is not going to win this race; sorry, it's just not going to happen.
His presence and tenacity, however, are a great testament to how the average Joe can and should engage in the political sphere to spread their message, in this case that the GOP needs to be more gay-friendly.
Karger's quixotic candidacy is the perfect example of this nation's best trait: a free and open civil society. I mean, can you imagine a person like Karger running in a country like Iran?