Gamechanger: Are you ready for the Republican “sexy frisbee” ad?

posted at 6:41 pm on April 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Gingrich launches bold new campaign direction at eleventh hour.”

No no, kidding. This is from Fred Karger, whose current odds at the nomination are even longer than Newt’s (I think). As you’ll see, when he calls himself a “moderate” Republican, he ain’t kidding. Either the California primary electorate’s opinion of Prop 8 has changed dramatically or else he decided that the best use of his campaign funds at this point was an attention-getting goof aimed at content-hungry media types like yours truly. Well played, Fred. It lacks the gritty charm of Mark Block taking a drag on a cigarette, but as viral political ads go, you can do worse than attractive women in hot pants.

Exit question: Romney/Karger 2012? That ticket certainly would be balanced.


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Why couldn’t it have ended with the 2 hot chicks kissing?

lorien1973 on April 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

The problem is that it’s illegal to throw frisbees and footballs on the beach in Los Angeles.

John the Libertarian on April 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Did not need to see the two men kissing at the end.

Thanks for putting that in my face, Karger.

Now kindly get out of it.

BKennedy on April 24, 2012 at 6:45 PM

O_o

Seven Percent Solution on April 24, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Only in California

galtg on April 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Before it even got halfway I was already thinking “this is gay”

Mark1971 on April 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Awesome.. just when some wingers may start to think hey, this guy isn’t so bad, there’s a very special ending.

bayam on April 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

mmmmmmm…..beeeeeefcakes at my door
:D

burrata on April 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM

If by “Republican” he means he’s a Democrat, then, I guess he’s got it.

Warner Todd Huston on April 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Well that was … special?

Rational Thought on April 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

He at least could’ve given us two of those bikini chicks kissing.

Mark1971 on April 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Two hunky men kissing is just so wrong.
I want to vomit.

Two girls kissing….well, my hubbie would say that’s different.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The problem is that it’s illegal to throw frisbees and footballs on the beach in Los Angeles.

John the Libertarian on April 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Haha TRUE!

El_Terrible on April 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

What an A -hole

redguy on April 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

We need more super squishy Republicans like we need more super contagious flu viruses.

RBMN on April 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Must be nice to have that kind of time on your hands to waste time campaigning in La La land when he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell!

LevinFan on April 24, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Good Gawd,a RINO,cross-dressing as a Progressive!!
(snark).

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

The problem is that it’s illegal to throw frisbees and footballs on the beach in Los Angeles.

John the Libertarian on April 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I can’t stand what’s happening to our once great nation.

In Maine that got all kinds of warning signs on the beach, especially about NO IDLING or a Big FINE !!

What a joke!!

LevinFan on April 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Hellen Thomas cleans up well. She looks much older in her photos.

dthorny on April 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Exit question: Romney/Karger 2012? That ticket certainly would be balanced.
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Too Funny AP….Yup!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

We constantly hear how the liberals have the youth vote locked up, but I’ve notice a substantial and rising number of Conservative young people.

This ad is a good idea.

Speakup on April 24, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Looks like Big Mac Attack finally has a Republican presidential candidate she can throw her weight behind.

NotCoach on April 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Why couldn’t it have ended with the 2 hot chicks kissing?

lorien1973 on April 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

You’re sooo gross you perv.
Signed, itsnotaboutme on April 24, 2012

/

CW on April 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

LevinFan on April 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Did you see drudge the other day? Feds are putting up signs on the beach that you can’t leave footprints on the beach.

lorien1973 on April 24, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Speakup on April 24, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Did you actually watch the ad?

NotCoach on April 24, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Two hunky men kissing is just so wrong.
I want to vomit.

Two girls kissing….well, my hubbie would say that’s different.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

And he’d be right ….as usual.

CW on April 24, 2012 at 6:57 PM

So when are pics of topless Hussein frolicking on the beaches of Maldives coming out ?

burrata on April 24, 2012 at 6:58 PM

As you’ll see, when he calls himself a “moderate” Republican, he ain’t kidding. Either the California primary electorate’s opinion of Prop 8 has changed dramatically or else he decided that the best use of his campaign funds
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Fred S. Karger (born January 31, 1950) is an American political consultant, gay rights activist and watchdog,

former actor, and candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2012 US Presidential election.[2] Although he has not held elected or public office,

Karger has worked on nine presidential campaigns and served as a senior consultant to the campaigns of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford.[3][4]

Karger was a partner at the Dolphin Group, a California campaign consulting firm.[3][4] He retired after 27 years

and has since worked as an activist on gay rights causes, from protecting the gay bar The Boom

to using his organization Californians Against Hate to investigate the LDS Church’s and the National Organization for Marriage’s campaigns to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law.[5] His running for the Republican nomination for president makes him the first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party in American history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Karger

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

What’s the big deal? Seems like a Romney clone, just a little less subtle, that’s all. Oh, and he’s got glasses.

Splashman on April 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Awesome.. just when some wingers may start to think hey, this guy isn’t so bad, there’s a very special ending.

bayam on April 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Yes, his Pro-baby killing position is just simply awesome sauce.

NotCoach on April 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Before it even got halfway I was already thinking “this is gay”

Mark1971 on April 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Glad I’m not the only one.

Red Cloud on April 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Did you see drudge the other day? Feds are putting up signs on the beach that you can’t leave footprints on the beach.

lorien1973 on April 24, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Gawdammit !!!

What beaches were they talking about???

I’m amazed at how many people just don’t care. They don’t pay attention and don’t seem to care about having their freedom taken away!!

LevinFan on April 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Exit question: Romney/Karger 2012? That ticket certainly would be balanced.
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OOPS!!!

to using his organization Californians Against Hate to investigate the LDS Church’s and the National Organization for Marriage’s campaigns to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Where do I go to unsee what I saw at the end of that vid?

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

As someone who’s age demo is being targeted by this ad, I will say that Republicans are such fails when they try to be “edgy”. Nerdy is cool right now, stick to that

1984 in real life on April 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

This guy is probably not a Republican; just like Randall Terry is not really a Democrat.

IR-MN on April 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Allah, you misunderstood:

Listen carefully….he said he was running as a “Repugnant Man“!!! (not a Republican)

…which fully explains the video.

[Please add postings such as this to the Maher Filter to avoid further pollution of the HotAir we breathe]

landlines on April 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Did you see drudge the other day? Feds are putting up signs on the beach that you can’t leave footprints on the beach.

lorien1973 on April 24, 2012 at 6:56 PM

lorien1973:The slow Kill’n of America,er,FREEDOM,through

Lefty slow and steady..Incrementalism!!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Oh,my….that was….weird.

TeaTrekkie on April 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Where do I go to unsee what I saw at the end of that vid?

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Go watch a Chuck Norris movie. That should cure your affliction.

CW on April 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Yes, his Pro-baby killing position is just simply awesome sauce.

NotCoach on April 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Yup, I’ve got no problem letting states allow gay marriage, I voted for it when it came up in Cali in 2010. There’s nothing cool about killing the unborn though and this guy seems to think their is.

1984 in real life on April 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

This guy is probably not a Republican; just like Randall Terry is not really a Democrat.

IR-MN on April 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Yep. He’s not even a moderate republican with a small r.

CW on April 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Freddy Kruger of Politics!
(snark).

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:05 PM

LevinFan on April 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Here.

lorien1973 on April 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Memorable, I’ll say that.

Dr. Manhattan on April 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Yup, I’ve got no problem letting states allow gay marriage, I voted for it when it came up in Cali in 2010. There’s nothing cool about killing the unborn though and this guy seems to think their is.

1984 in real life on April 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

What you don’t find death cool? Wtf?

/s

CW on April 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Allahpurile, how do you not put a NSFW warning on dreck like this? We know you don’t beleive in G-d, but how about some morality?

Western_Civ on April 24, 2012 at 7:09 PM

That looked like Venice Beach. This guy is probably roommates with Charles Johnson.

jaime on April 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Is Karger only running in California? How does that work? Is it the West Coast version of Giuliani’s Florida strategy? Did he just have a bunch of Frisbees in his garage that he wanted to get rid of? I just don’t get it.

Fallon on April 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Did you see drudge the other day? Feds are putting up signs on the beach that you can’t leave footprints on the beach.

lorien1973 on April 24, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I find this unreal. So you have to carry a rake with you to erase your footprints meanwhile leaving tine marks in the sand. How does that restore the micro-ecology of the sand. Insanity^upteenth power.

chemman on April 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Allahpurile, how do you not put a NSFW warning on dreck like this? We know you don’t beleive in G-d, but how about some morality?

Western_Civ on April 24, 2012 at 7:09 PM

While a warning would have been advisable and respectful you won’t melt.

CW on April 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM

So glad he chose not to stereotype gay men in that ad.

The Ugly American on April 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM

OT but just saw this on the front page of Yahoo.

Florida man mistakes girlfriend for hog, shoots her</blockquote>

She lived . Think that guy won’t be in the doghouse for a while?

CW on April 24, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Lame.

Captain Kirock on April 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Is Karger only running in California? How does that work? Is it the West Coast version of Giuliani’s Florida strategy? Did he just have a bunch of Frisbees in his garage that he wanted to get rid of? I just don’t get it.

Fallon on April 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Fallon:I’m thinking some kind of symbolic gay support statement,
and chastising the GOP over said,Stealth Ad!!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Funny, but I was just thinking that Mitt’s just too darn extreme on the whole conservative ideology thingy, and I was wishing that there was a safe “moderate” Republican that I could cast my vote for.

Cicero43 on April 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

he just went past huntsman in the hot gas poll.

t8stlikchkn on April 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I was thinking Fred was asking to have some sand kicked in his face and that was before I got even halfway through.

Buy Danish on April 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I was thinking Fred was asking to have some sand kicked in his face and that was before I got even halfway through.

Buy Danish on April 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Buy Danish:Lol,good one!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Where do I go to unsee what I saw at the end of that vid?

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

And, where the hell was a NSFW-DC warning from AP? DC = Disgusting Content. All he mentioned was “attractive women in hot pants”, the very reason I watched the damn thing.

Thanks AP. Glad you enjoyed the ad and pissing the rest of us off.

TXUS on April 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

jaime on April 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

It was Venice Beach. The “Muscle Beach” outdoor gymnastics pit to be exact.

de rigueur on April 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

This guy is not a Moderate. He is a radical. By Rent is too Damn High Party standards.

Greek Fire on April 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM

There is nothing wrong about two men kissing.

There is quite a bit wrong about killing the unborn.

McDuck on April 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Dude

rubberneck on April 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Cripes. Someone should have warned us about two guys kissing.

I saw the girls doing cartwheels in bikinis which was delightful but the at the last minute the vid took a wrong turn.

Yuck.

SparkPlug on April 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I think we just found Fred’s entire voting block.

Frank T.J Mackey on April 24, 2012 at 8:33 PM

TXUS on April 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Ditto that. Grossed me out.

SparkPlug on April 24, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Wow! All those hot bodies interspersed with one very creepy guy running for President by handing out frisbees. If this guy showed up at my door I only have two words. Restraining order.

No good can come from supporting some creepy dude who played Howard Horshack in Welcome Back Kotter.

Happy Nomad on April 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Barney Frank approves

WhatSlushfund on April 24, 2012 at 8:39 PM

As someone who’s age demo is being targeted by this ad, I will say that Republicans are such fails when they try to be “edgy”. Nerdy is cool right now, stick to that

1984 in real life on April 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

To be fair, I didn’t get the sense that it was an age demo that was targeted but a certain lifestyle. Venice Beach, openly gay, very California.

That being said, you are right. No candidate comes off as sincere when they try to be something they are not. The GOP tends to try to go “edgy” to dispel the idea they are fuddy-duddies. Obama does it by dropping all “Gs” from his town hall speeches. Mr. Ivy-league educated (supposedly uber-smart) President and his speeches are full of “fixin’” instead of fixing, “goin’” instead of going, etc. I’m “guessin’” he thinks using proper English will put off the idiots who voted for him in the first place.

Happy Nomad on April 24, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Freddy Kruger of Politics! (snark).
canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I’M your boyfriend now, canopfor! SLUURRP!
-Freddy

sparkle motion on April 24, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Where do I go to unsee what I saw at the end of that vid?

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

…I still have bleach left!

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I find this unreal. So you have to carry a rake with you to erase your footprints meanwhile leaving tine marks in the sand. How does that restore the micro-ecology of the sand. Insanity^upteenth power.

chemman on April 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM

They want you to make a nice Zen garden on the beach.

arnold ziffel on April 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Listen carefully….he said he was running as a “Repugnant Man“!!! (not a Republican)

…which fully explains the video.

landlines on April 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

His name sounds too much like Freddie Kruger. Seriously. And about the two guys kissing. Look, dude, you’re from California, you’re pro-gay marriage, you’re pro-choice, we get it. Now, get it out of our faces already.

manwithblackhat on April 24, 2012 at 9:20 PM

There was so much potential. And then he started talking.

cantaffordcollege on April 24, 2012 at 9:29 PM

The amount of gay panic on this thread really demonstrates the continued salience of the term homophobia. The two guys lips touched for less than two seconds and you have quite a few posters acting as if they were making it out. Dear straight America, gay people are forced to sit through endless hetero making it out in every possible movie, TV show, ad and billboard. Your eyes will not fall out if you see two guys kissing for two seconds. So lame.

libfreeordie on April 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Fred is actually a nice guy, albeit geeky. He’s worked on nine presidential campaigns and is generally conservative. He is probably better know as being the Gillette shaving cream ad guy, the one that was in the commercial where a woman scrapes his face with a credit card to compare shaving creams.

TheLoudTalker on April 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Cool. I had heard that they were making a Top Gun sequel, but I didn’t realize the trailer was already out.

So which one of those guys at the end is Maverick, and which one is Iceman?

Hayabusa on April 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Anybody but Obama?

bitsy on April 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM

This guy might be running in the wrong primary.

The Opinionator on April 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I’ve been slimed.

jan3 on April 24, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I did not like this at all. I ask why?

mixplix on April 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM

CANNOT UNSEE

Aquarian on April 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM

As of 11:48P Eastern, the video has been pulled.

E-R

electric-rascal on April 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Ahhhhhh…….”This Video Has Violated You Tube Terms of Service”?

williamg on April 25, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Sexy frisbee?
Shouldn’t they be playing sexy ring-toss?

mrt721 on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Video Link is toast. Youtube deleted it. Which means very little. Youtube sucks.

TX-96 on April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Why couldn’t it have ended with the 2 hot chicks kissing?

lorien1973 on April 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Because they didn’t film it at Dodger Stadium…

Khun Joe on April 25, 2012 at 1:29 AM

No good can come from supporting some creepy dude who played Howard Arnold Horshack in Welcome Back Kotter.

Happy Nomad on April 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Fixed. And agree.

I am curious about which Republican ideologies this pillow-biter embraces. Since on appearance the answer seems to be zero, why is he a Republican, other than the obvious answer of giving his buddies at HuffPo a laugh?

Freelancer on April 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM

libfreeordie on April 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

It’s called “making out”.

Not, ‘making it out’.

You people (leftoid drones) certainly are wierd.

Solaratov on April 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM

weird

Solaratov on April 25, 2012 at 5:12 PM