Category: gay man running for president

GOP Chairman Willie Billings’ Wife Has Fanatical Melt Down with Fred Karger

Fred Karger, a gay man running for president I’ve posted about many times this year, met with Utah Washington County GOP Chairman Willie Billings. Allegedly it was a good meeting without any problems. Then a few hours later Fred Karger allegedly received this letter from Chairman Billings’ wife, Nanette Billings. This brings new meaning to the old phrase “No-no, Nanette.”

From: nanette Billings (email address removed) Subject: running for president

Message Body:

you are an idiot. You met with my husband Willie Billings today about you being on the Utah ballot. He brought your frisby, and tshirt home and it is now out in the trash. I never want to hear from such a radical idiot again. you think you are conseritave? conseritave means you beleive in the values of founding fathers and God. Do you know you cant procreate right? Well thank goodness for that. Nanette Billings

This mail is sent via contact form on Fred Karger for President

Notice how No-no Nanette doesn’t cap letters when sentences begin all the time. That says something about her background and upbringing. Even if she’d fired the e-mail off in a rage…which I’m sure she did…most literate people read e-mails like this twice and check for mistakes.

Karger said this in the Huff Post:

It felt like a knife had been twisted in my stomach. Was it real? Was she serious? Two journalists called Mrs. Billings and what she said about me to them was even nastier. Here is some news coverage:

Then he added links to reputable news agencies to back him up. You can read more here.

I would recommend reading the entire article to get the full impact. This isn’t the first time Karger has been allegedly attacked by people like No-no Nanette Billings. According to Karger, the head of the Iowa Christian Alliance did something similar. And now Karger is trying to meet with the head of the Mormon Church in order to find peace and some common ground.

It’s interesting to me not because of the religious aspects. What really interests me is that an openly gay presidential candidate is doing this right now and I’m one of the few talking about it on a small publishing/author blog that only averages 8,000 hits a week. Something is seriously broken somehwere in the LGBT community and I wish someone would explain it to me. Even if you aren’t for Karger and will never vote for him what he’s doing right now trumps almost anything since we’ve seen the likes of Harvey Milk. I was too young to remember Milk. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to miss this history in the making.

History in the Making: Fred Karger Still in the Race

When the president announced that he personally supported same sex marriage, history was made the moment he started speaking. Though I haven’t heard anything since then from the Obama administration on same sex marriage, no one can deny that history was made that day. No other sitting president has ever gone that far.

I’ve stated before that I vote independently and never along party lines, so when I write posts like this I remain bipartisan and only offer facts, not opinions.

I see all kinds of nice things out there people are doing to support the LGBT community, which include events and posts and comments of support. A lot of it seems to have an underlying message: to sell books and author brands. But as long as the support is there, I can’t complain. Any support is better than no support at all…even support that sometimes seems to defy the basics of public service.

But I don’t see anything mentioned about Fred Karger, the first openly gay man in the history of this country who is running for president, and this still baffles me. So here are a few things I recently found out about him for those who might be inclined to acknowledge the fact that there is a gay man running for president, all found on his facebook page.


It’s OFFICIAL I am on the Utah June 26th GOP Primary ballot. It’s Mitt Romney v. Fred Karger – the last two running!


Fred goes after Exxon Mobil and high oil prices in California commercial on the air in LA, SF and SD counties for 5 days:

Link to Youtube.


LOS ANGELES, CA – GOP Presidential candidate Fred Karger will unveil his newest commercial tomorrow, Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:00 am on the front steps of the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Romney as Pee-Wee Romney…link to Karger web site.

Karger, who was part of President Reagan’s senior political team for seven years, compares a strong and decisive Ronald Reagan with Romney in the spot. The :30 second commercial begins running tomorrow for five days in the Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco markets.

Karger is one of the only two remaining Republicans on the June 5th GOP Presidential Primary ballot. He is a resident of Laguna Beach, CA, making him the only California running for President. Karger calls Romney “weak and indecisive” in referring to Mitt Romney’s refusal recently to stand up to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. Fischer and other right-wing critics pressured Romney to let his newly appointed openly gay foreign policy spokesman Ric Grenell go.


The California Express parked with all the TV trucks when we were downtown to release our new commercial, “Pee Wee Romney”


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Fred Karger, the first openly gay Republican presidential candidate in American politics, is making history again by releasing the first-ever campaign ad containing a gay kiss.

Karger, who has been shut out of all the presidential debates, has been running a humorous “Fred Who?” presidential campaign as he tours the nation to spread his message of fiscal conservatism and progressive social policies. Karger is pro-choice and in favor of marriage equality, which distinguishes him from GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.

The 30-second commercial called “Sexy Frisbee” will air in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties. A slightly longer version, posted on Karger’s YouTube page, can be viewed below.

Karger is the only Californian running for President, and is hoping that the anti-Romney crowd and the more moderate Golden State voters will support him on California’s primary ballot on June 5. The turnout should be high in San Diego, where a very competitive mayoral race among four top contenders includes two gay Republicans (Carl DeMaio and Bonnie Dumanis).

“This is our biggest and most exciting commercial to date,” Karger said. “It ends with a gay kiss, a first for a Presidential campaign commercial. My friends Andrew Reynolds and Michael Aguirre have been together for 7 years and I really appreciate their history making smooch.

Link to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.

6 hours ago:

A stop by L A Chinatown post press conference downtown.