Fred Karger, the gay marriage activist
exploring the possibility of running for president as a Republican,
says Sarah Palin or Gary Johnson could support gay marriage.
In an appearance on ABC News' Topline,
Richard Socarides, president of Equality Matters, stunned
his hosts when he said that he believed a 2012 Republican nominee for
president would come out in support of gay marriage.
“We may even have a Republican
candidate for president this next time who supports gay marriage,”
In a brief telephone interview with On
Top Magazine on Friday, Karger, who was once again campaigning in
New Hampshire, speculated on the possibility. He said Alaska
Governor Sarah Palin or former New Mexico Governor Gary E. Johnson
would be his best guesses.
“Maybe Sarah Palin,” Karger kicked
around. “She could surprise a lot of people. She's been kind of
slowly coming around.”
did surprise social conservatives recently when she said she was okay
with gay GOP group GOProud's presence at the Conservative Political
Action Conference (CPAC) convention held earlier this month.
Karger, 61, added that Johnson was kind
enough to let him use his booth at CPAC after organizers refused him
Johnson is “just as cool as they
come,” Karger said.