Category: 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.