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

    But it's okay for the rightist lunatic fringe to bilge all over the First Lady with fat, monkey insults .
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    We don't elect Presidents because of their weight, we elect them to lead the nation. I don't care about their body, I care about their brain.
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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
    Yes but the question of the poll is, do you think it sends the wrong message to US children health wise?
    I think everyone, children included, need to know how to judge and pick the best candidate and person to be president. Weight can have an effect on that judgement, but just a little effect when taken with the qualifications, visions for this nation, ideas and proposed solution to our problems.

    Children, adults, everyone needs to look at the whole picture, not just one thing which weight is.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    We don't elect Presidents because of their weight, we elect them to lead the nation. I don't care about their body, I care about their brain.
    Though to be fair, the two are interconnected.
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Also, wtf is "medically fat"?
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    what the **** is "medically fat" supposed to mean?
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    A candidate's weight is irrelevant.
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Weight is relevant if you pick Palin as a VP.
    Christie wouldn't be that stupid .
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Why should I care about the "message" it sends kids? We don't elect Presidents to be role models for children. We elect them to run the country. As long as they are healthy enough to deal with the job pressures I really don't care.
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    Re: Is electing a medically fat US President sending the wrong message to US children

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Weight is relevant if you pick Palin as a VP.
    Christie wouldn't be that stupid .
    What the hell do either of those two people have to do with this question?
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