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

    Electing a fat President wouldn't be sending the wrong message, as it has no bearing on their qualifications for the job. Promoting their physical state as healthy and one that's worthy of emulation, however, would.

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

    This is very important stuff people. I remember as a child how I looked to Ronald Regan as a model for my fitness and physique. And as a teen, with Bill Clinton?? I was so disappointed with his lack of 6 pack abs. My world was literally shaken. I didn't know where to turn to validate my self image, because my President, who I rarely ever thought about as a kid, wasn't in prime shape.

    Kids look to role models who are interesting. Presidents aren't that interesting to kids. Depending on their age, they'd rather meet someone in a Batman costume or a professional athlete.
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    This is very important stuff people. I remember as a child how I looked to Ronald Regan as a model for my fitness and physique. And as a teen, with Bill Clinton?? I was so disappointed with his lack of 6 pack abs. My world was literally shaken. I didn't know where to turn to validate my self image, because my President, who I rarely ever thought about as a kid, wasn't in prime shape.

    Kids look to role models who are interesting. Presidents aren't that interesting to kids. Depending on their age, they'd rather meet someone in a Batman costume or a professional athlete.
    Now you're pushing the envelope. Christie in a Batman costume as president is over the top. He can be president and be fat. He can be Batman. But, he can't be president, be fat, and be Batman too. It's just too much.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    This is very important stuff people. I remember as a child how I looked to Ronald Regan as a model for my fitness and physique. And as a teen, with Bill Clinton?? I was so disappointed with his lack of 6 pack abs. My world was literally shaken. I didn't know where to turn to validate my self image, because my President, who I rarely ever thought about as a kid, wasn't in prime shape.

    Kids look to role models who are interesting. Presidents aren't that interesting to kids. Depending on their age, they'd rather meet someone in a Batman costume or a professional athlete.
    As a child, you looked to a 70+ year old man as your fitness role model?

    I guarantee you that you were in the tiny minority.

    Kids look to movie/tv stars or athletes; not politicians - especially senior citizen politicians - as their fitness role models.

    And you were disappointed because Clinton did not have 6 pack abs.

    Is this a joke...what possible difference does it make?


    No, this isn't 'important stuff'...this is trivial stuff.

    No offense, but any child who will get fat STRICTLY because the POTUS is fat needs to have his/her head examined.

    I guarantee you almost any child in their right mind will be far more interested in keeping fit to impress the boy/girl they have a crush on then because the POTUS is fit.

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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
    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!
    I#m sorry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    This is very important stuff people. I remember as a child how I looked to Ronald Regan as a model for my fitness and physique. And as a teen, with Bill Clinton?? I was so disappointed with his lack of 6 pack abs. My world was literally shaken. I didn't know where to turn to validate my self image, because my President, who I rarely ever thought about as a kid, wasn't in prime shape.

    Kids look to role models who are interesting. Presidents aren't that interesting to kids. Depending on their age, they'd rather meet someone in a Batman costume or a professional athlete.
    Be careful, Crippler. Some people are so clueless they might take you seriously.
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    I'm glad my country has a leader the world can look up to:

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I'm glad my country has a leader the world can look up to:

    He maybe fit (which is cool), but in a lot of other ways, Aussies should be embarrassed by this guy


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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.



    Putin has a stronger image than tall lanky, aloof Obama, so he rapes him in the headlines in the globes view. That's how it works. Just imagine if tall lanky, aloof Obama is being raped in global headlines by Putin, just imagine how plump Hillary or sumo Christie or 20 pound face Jeb will fare..
    Uhhhh..... so we care what the headlines say about the President more than how his leadership makes our country strong?

    Also if you think the "raped in the headlines" is about Obama's appearance you are fooling yourself. Its about Obama "."

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

    As long as their policy is solid, they could be 450 pounds and I would vote for them. Sending the wrong message to our children is continuing to elect people from the two major parties that long ago lost the ability to serve the American people.
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