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    Is America ready for a fat President?

    Is America ready for a fat President?

    Somebody with the physical stature of a Chris Christie, but with less seemingly corrupt baggage.

    Point 1: He was elected Governor. Yeah, but Governor is not President.

    Point 2: We had Taft as President, and he was quite the hefty guy. Yeah, but that was literally 100 years ago. Time and attitudes change. A man with a full beard would have a hard time being elected in today's political environment, and we have many of those in our past, also.

    So, is America ready for a fat President?

    ETA: Please note that the question is not about Christie specifically. He is just a ready example. It is a generic question in nature.
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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is America ready for a fat President?

    Somebody with the physical stature of a Chris Christie, but with less seemingly corrupt baggage.

    Point 1: He was elected Governor. Yeah, but Governor is not President.

    Point 2: We had Taft as President, and he was quite the hefty guy. Yeah, but that was literally 100 years ago. Time and attitudes change. A man with a full beard would have a hard time being elected in today's political environment, and we have many of those in our past, also.

    So, is America ready for a fat President?
    I would think someone with the political charisma of Chris Christie, though possibly with less baggage, would have as much chance as any skinny person of being elected president.
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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    I dont think Christie will be nominated. I am not aware of another canditate that is that big that might be. Obesity does indicate some character flaw, even if only a lack of self control when it comes to diet.
    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is America ready for a fat President?

    Somebody with the physical stature of a Chris Christie, but with less seemingly corrupt baggage.

    Point 1: He was elected Governor. Yeah, but Governor is not President.

    Point 2: We had Taft as President, and he was quite the hefty guy. Yeah, but that was literally 100 years ago. Time and attitudes change. A man with a full beard would have a hard time being elected in today's political environment, and we have many of those in our past, also.

    So, is America ready for a fat President?
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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    I think it depends on his or her other characteristics. Fat couch potato idiot, who wants to spend his time smoking cigs and drinking diet soda? No, certainly not. Fat person who is otherwise intelligent, savvy, and has adequate character for the job? Hell yeah- I'd vote for him.
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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is America ready for a fat President?

    Somebody with the physical stature of a Chris Christie, but with less seemingly corrupt baggage.

    Point 1: He was elected Governor. Yeah, but Governor is not President.

    Point 2: We had Taft as President, and he was quite the hefty guy. Yeah, but that was literally 100 years ago. Time and attitudes change. A man with a full beard would have a hard time being elected in today's political environment, and we have many of those in our past, also.

    So, is America ready for a fat President?
    Teddy Roosevelt, McKinley and Cleveland also come to mind... sure why not? It's less to do with their physical appearance and more to do with how they govern.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I dont think Christie will be nominated. I am not aware of another canditate that is that big that might be. Obesity does indicate some character flaw, even if only a lack of self control when it comes to diet.
    I think a lot of people view it as a character flaw, a sign of a lack of self-discipline. I think a fat person would have to be more exceptional than an average-sized person to be elected.
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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    whether Christie is a viable candidate now is probably the real question. however, to answer the one poised in the OP, i'd say that in his case, it might not be as relevant. he had bariatric surgery, so his weight will probably continue to drop. i think he's down about one hundred pounds already.

    would Americans elect a morbidly obese candidate in general, though? i don't know. unfortunately, weight is looked at in a negative way as a sign of personal weakness, or as a failure. since every factor in a close race is important, it might pose a problem. ****, Romney, a successful businessman lost the race to a president in trouble mostly because he just came off as an out of touch plutocrat; the kind of suit that shows up at your factory to announce layoffs and pension reductions. running for president can be a really touchy business.

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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    I would gladly take a physically obese President over a politically bloated one any day.

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is America ready for a fat President?

    Somebody with the physical stature of a Chris Christie, but with less seemingly corrupt baggage.

    Point 1: He was elected Governor. Yeah, but Governor is not President.

    Point 2: We had Taft as President, and he was quite the hefty guy. Yeah, but that was literally 100 years ago. Time and attitudes change. A man with a full beard would have a hard time being elected in today's political environment, and we have many of those in our past, also.

    So, is America ready for a fat President?

    ETA: Please note that the question is not about Christie specifically. He is just a ready example. It is a generic question in nature.
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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is America ready for a fat President?

    Somebody with the physical stature of a Chris Christie, but with less seemingly corrupt baggage.

    Point 1: He was elected Governor. Yeah, but Governor is not President.

    Point 2: We had Taft as President, and he was quite the hefty guy. Yeah, but that was literally 100 years ago. Time and attitudes change. A man with a full beard would have a hard time being elected in today's political environment, and we have many of those in our past, also.

    So, is America ready for a fat President?

    ETA: Please note that the question is not about Christie specifically. He is just a ready example. It is a generic question in nature.

    I could care less how fat the person running is.As long as his or her political views are close to mine and he or she has a proven track record to back up what they claim to believe then I am voting for the person.
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    Re: Is America ready for a fat President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Teddy Roosevelt, McKinley and Cleveland also come to mind... sure why not? It's less to do with their physical appearance and more to do with how they govern.
    How many TV appearances did Roosevelt, McKinley and Cleveland make? Seriously though, I agree with you it's how they govern more than their physical appearance. And whether you like it or not, the public has to like the person as well. That was one of Romney's problems... Christie has had some outbursts against teachers and their unions, some will see this as a positive, and others will see it as a big negative. I think Christie could win if he was nominated, however I seriously doubt that will happen... The Tea Party types didn't like Christie praising President Obama at all.

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