Geraldo: Pro-abortion, pro-gay message can revitalize GOP

The talk show host and news anchor is considering a run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey as a Republican.
Tue Feb 5, 2013 - 5:39 pm EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2013, ( – A pro-abortion, pro-gay “marriage” former radical activist is just what the Republican Party needs, according to Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera.

The former talk show host said on his syndicated radio program that he is “seriously considering” a run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey as a Republican.

But there are just a few issues that separate the onetime lawyer for the Latino nationalist gang the Young Lords from the GOP base: abortion, same-sex “marriage,” homosexual activism, amnesty for illegal immigrants, normalizing relations with Fidel Castro's Cuba, and other “social policies.”


“I believe in gay rights and gay 'marriage,'” he said Friday morning on Fox and Friends.

“I believe in choice – not obscenely,” he said. “But I believe in Roe v. Wade.”

He admitted “some” of his stances on “aren’t in sync with much of traditional GOP politics, at least in recent years.”

He added, “I believe in immigration reform,” a growing source of tension between the party's establishment – which supports some form of amnesty for illegals – and its grassroots, which has steadfastly opposed such an approach through two administrations.

Although he registered as a Republican in 2009, Rivera voted for Barack Obama in 2012.

Geraldo said he believes adopting a new line on these issues will breathe new life into the lungs of the Party of Lincoln, mainly by allowing it to return to the Party of Nelson Rockefeller.

“I really do believe as a modern Republican that there is a point of view that is unrepresented in states like New Jersey,” he said. “There can be a new vitilization of the Republican Party.”

If he enters the race, he will not be the only national Republican with unorthodox views.

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Another talk show host, homosexual Kevin L. James, is running for mayor of Los Angeles as a Republican.

John Weaver, a former adviser to 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, is one of James' consultants.

“Weaver has increasingly warned that Republicans are marginalizing themselves by moving to the right on issues like abortion, gay rights and immigration,” according to the New York Times.

“Even a partial victory by Mr. James could be instructive for Republicans, not to mention a tonic for a party that needs one,” the Times reports.

  geraldo rivera, john weaver, kevin james, republicans

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