Republican protest candidate for President Fred Karger hasn't exactly been getting to run the Presidential campaign he'd like to run. The openly gay Republican has only outpaced one of the four major contenders (Ron Paul) once in the Puerto Rico primary, and has been forgotten alongside New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. However, with recent controversial personal attacks, Karger may have finally found his fifteen seconds of fame.
Specifically, Karger accused National Organization for Marriage President Maggie Gallagher of lying about her marital status, accusing Gallagher of either marrying her current husband in order to help him get a green card, or not admitting that she was divorced. Stay classy, Karger. Buzzfeed has the story:
"I asked Maggie if she was still living in New York, and she told me that she moved to Washington, DC nearly three years ago. What about her husband Raman Srivastav? She allegedly married this East Indian man 19 years ago after living as an unwed mother for 11 years. No one has ever seen Maggie with Raman. Wonder if they really did get married? If so, maybe so he could get a green card?"
Karger also flags the absence of a wedding ring on Gallagher's finger.[...]
"I'm taking the gloves off," he said. "I've been a little reticent to go after [Gallagher] personally, but no more."[...]
"They just make up all kind of stuff about me," [Gallagher] said. "It doesn't really matter. I could be divorced and I still could not be for gay marriage. I don't really see that it's relevant. It is a fact — I am in fact married. I've only been married once. I am not about to get a divorce."
Karger has been on the warpath against the National Organization for Marriage ever since documents were released which allegedly demonstrated plans to exploit lack of comfort with homosexuality among blacks. Arguably, the articles in question simply centered on finding pro-family spokespeople from minority communities in order to make accusations of bigotry less politically palatable.