Mar 25, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
Fred Karger seated right.
Meet Fred Karger: He's the first official entrant in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. He's also openly gay, a proud feminist, pro-same sex marriage, pro-abortion-rights, and a critic of Sarah Palin who thinks many Republicans are hypocrites.
"There is no place for hatred and bigotry in this country," Karger said Wednesday in a statement. "I want to be a participant and help shape the debate in the Republican Party and our nation."
Karger, a California businessman and the first openly gay presidential candidate for a major political party, is a long-shot at best who will have a terrifically hard time winning over more than a tiny fraction of the Republican base. He doesn't anticipate being invited to the debates, but says he'll fight to be heard.
More about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Karger
More on the story: http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5569
His political website: http://fredkarger.com