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Old 08-28-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I purposefully did not write in the thread title "Could a Person . . ." because I don't think that a woman as heavy as Christie would stand a chance in hell of being elected President. But does Christie's weight offer a big obstacle (no pun intended) to him being a viable candidate for president in the future?
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Height is a plus in elections

Weight is a negative. I rate him -375
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I purposefully did not write in the thread title "Could a Person . . ." because I don't think that a woman as heavy as Christie would stand a chance in hell of being elected President. But does Christie's weight offer a big obstacle (no pun intended) to him being a viable candidate for president in the future?




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Old 08-28-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I doubt he'd fall through the White House floor, if that is what you're suggesting.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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I purposefully did not write in the thread title "Could a Person . . ." because I don't think that a woman as heavy as Christie would stand a chance in hell of being elected President. But does Christie's weight offer a big obstacle (no pun intended) to him being a viable candidate for president in the future?
I know what you're saying here, yet I just have to point out that I think a man as overweight as Christie just may not be able to physically survive the pace and intensity of a Presidential campaign.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Honestly? Yes, I think he could get elected president and that speech he's giving right at this moment is electrifying. He's got a personality and straight-forwardness that overcomes his looks. Plus people don't judge fat men in the same way they judge fat women. He's actually running right at this moment. He knows that Romney isn't going to win and he's setting himself up for 2016. And he's got 4 years to work on his weight. But like with McCain, the VP would be very important and would have to be picked with greater care than Romney did.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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No. He's a heart attack waiting to happen.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Yes, but that was also pre- the 24/7 news channel. Time have certainly changed. For example, no way would Taft get elected today wearing that fur boa.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Yes, but that was also pre- the 24/7 news channel. Time have certainly changed. For example, no way would Taft get elected today wearing that fur boa.

You asked if they anyone as overweight as Christie could be elected President.

It has happened before, and it could happen again. Just sayin'

But you are right, a man being "big" was once seen as a sign of health.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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No chance. I suspect he'll undergo some kind of medical procedure before I decides to run.
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