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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Image is 99% of everything in life is the sad truth. Put a Chris Christie in a room with Putin and Americas reputation hits rock bottom in every political chatroom in the world. It's just how it works. Life is unfair.


    Such is why Putin disrespects Obama as does China. Imagery and imagery classification are everything.

    Um... I'm a bit confused. What about Obama's physical appearance causes disrespect?

    This is a thread about physical appearance, is it not? Obama is definitely not obese.

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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    I could care less about image.

    But there is no way I am voting for a fat guy/gal.

    Just 'portly'...okay.

    But flat out fat (like Christie in the above photos) - forget it.

    As I said above, being fat past 50 (or even 40) greatly increases the chances of major illnesses.

    Plus, these people know how being fat hurts their chances of being POTUS AND how unhealthy it is...and still they cannot get it together enough to lose weight?

    If they are that undisciplined - forget it.

    You want to be the most powerful person in history---you better bloody well have personal discipline or forget about my support.

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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    But global image is how you are perceived whether you like it or not.
    If the world determines our value based on how attractive our president is......



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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children?

    Should this even be allowed considering the health message it sends to US children that the leader of ....
    It is not sending a 'wrong' message. The message is "that's the way we are". But we are giving a strange example.
    Also. A lot of people that are over weight because they eat more than they should and walk less. They let themselves go. I don't know that I trust that behavior.

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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Think of it this way. Chris Christie is 51. So that means in 2016 he will be at least 53. If he were elected, by 2020 he would be at least 57. How many people as morbidly obese as he is typically live past their early 50s? Not many and the vast majority of those that do are hardly mobile by the time they get close to 60. I don't think weight should normally be an issue with electing a president. However, if a candidate is morbidly obese, then that is an issue because it calls into question whether they are going to be physically able to handle the rigors of the job and live long enough to serve their term out. I like Chris Christie, I think he is one of the most likable politicians of my adult life. However, the presidency ages even the healthiest of men (look at Bush in 2000 compared to 2008), and if he wants to be president he needs to lose a lot of weight.
    I think he had surgery that helps him eat less and thus lose weight like those people on My 600 lb life tv show.

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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It is not sending a 'wrong' message. The message is "that's the way we are". But we are giving a strange example.
    Also. A lot of people that are over weight because they eat more than they should and walk less. They let themselves go. I don't know that I trust that behavior.

    NO! You must be some super high influence character on this forum! Do you realize what you've just done!?! You've come into a crowd think thread and actually posted the truth!




    You must have some unforeseen incredible pull here. I feel the missiles of mass ignorance bouncing off you somehow! Mesmerizing! Mountains fall before you oh honest one!

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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by Doppelgangirl View Post
    Um... I'm a bit confused. What about Obama's physical appearance causes disrespect?

    You're definitely a bit confused but I'd be remiss if I didn't admit I hadn't long ago figured that one out after your Chris Christie and Putin comment hun.




    I respect your absolute sincerity in your obliviousness though. I truly do.


    Any human being who could possibly think that Chris Christie and Putin stacked up against each other on a global imagery stage is a good idea is truly beyond my most wild nightmare in comprehension.
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    First off they're both fat because of lifestyle choices that led to any mentioned conditions that might have deteriorated their health more so.
    Hence do away with the fat one below!! Yuck!

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    Children don't see all your analytic stuff though. They look at the TV and see a medically fat person running the world. In charge of the nuclear submarines. Running everyone's lives. Is that really the correct message US children should be having in their minds as they stare at the TV? I say no. Not only do I say no but I say that something is seriously wrong with our society if the answer could possibly be yes.




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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children?

    Should this even be allowed considering the health message it sends to US children that the leader of the free world can be medically fat?
    What exactly is "medically fat". I don't think medical professionals use the term fat, they use obese, or overweight.

    And I don't think it matters if the president is fat. Kids' weight will be influenced far more by factors other than that. And it's not like being fat hinders your ability to make decisions.
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Not at all. That's not even relevant
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