Skip to comments.Is Chris Christie Too Fat to Be President?
Posted on 02/06/2013 6:13:31 PM PST by nickcarraway
I think the answer is clear: no. I also think the question deserved to be asked.
My own history with obesity is here, in all its gory glory. Fat stigma is an anathema to me, and I wish that we could ignore the issue entirely. We can't. And that means that the fat of Christie's will inevitably bleed over into the zone that perpetuates stigma and stereotypes. We have to find a way to judge Christie's weight in the context of what the job of being presidential entails, and then, at the same time rigorously segregate it from any other type of judgment. If we can answer the question, then we ought to accept that answer and move on.
Christie himself has acknowledged that his weight raises the probability that he will acquire debilitating medical conditions, and has thus admitted to the public square a fact about his body that requires communal judgment. We should base our judgment on independent assessments performed by doctors. Should Christie run for president, he will submit himself to an examination, and when the results are known, they ought to be debated.
Is Hillary Clinton too prone to blood clots to be president? No. But the question will be asked and ought to be asked. Health matters. Endurance, as a quality of health, matters more than other qualities, like the propensity for certain types of cancer. Christie has proven by his actions as governor that he can endure a punishing schedule. Being president is tougher than being governor. It is stressful. Being overweight in high-stress jobs is not pleasant, it taxes the body, and it increases the likelihood that he'll have a heart attack. (He's not a ticking time bomb; the actual chances of any one person who is fat and in a stressful job having a heart attack are not insignificant but not necessarily in the realm of "likely" either.)
It is not entirely instructive to look to past presidents who were overweight; Teddy Roosevelt's body type and lifestyle are not comparable to Christie's. The eras are too different. But it might be helpful to realize that as president, Christie would have medical care second to none. He'd have a doctor with him at all times. His diet would be monitored rigorously. The chances that he'd stick to an exercise plan and a medication regimen designed to mitigate the effects of his obesity are high. And that would reduce the likelihood of any sudden problems.
He’s too much of a CSer piece of sub-human filth to be president, that much I know. Just one more doughtnut, you fat, scum-sucking, puddle of monkey vomit! Just one more!!!!! Please!!! And then you’ll get the reward you so richly deserve.
His weight is the least of his problems.
Let’s try to hide the fact that he is a traitorous RINO behind his corpulence.
What about Zero? A smoker with a history of bath house liaisons.
He’s too fat-HEADED.
No problem. Just use a C 17 as AF 1, and a CH 53 as Marine 1.
Most of his fat problem is between his ears.
I doubt he'd ever be elected. I see a future for him at Fox News with the rest of the Rinos.
His weight shows a lack of self-discipline just as does his emotional instability. Obama says what you want to hear and smiles at you and you fall all apart in thanks? I’ll pass on Christe.
The problem is that he’s a big, fat, slimy, lying liberal.
Theodore Roosevelt put on weight late in his second term. His successor William Howard Taft tipped the scales at 300 pounds for most of his adult life & he required a custom bathtub in the WH.
Governor Crisco is wider than Taft ever was. After seeing him on Letterman and after getting a good look at myself sideways in the hall mirror, I have started Atkins & gone on the water wagon, lest I share a similar fate.
Somebody said the skinny crook Corzine lost reelection because when he insulted Christie’s obesity he also insulted many Jerseyites.
Anyway, Christie ought to jump on the stockyard scales, call out his weight & then yell, “There, youse happy now!!?”
Nope ... but the fact that he is an Obama Ass kisser may cause a few problems...
Yo Crispy Have a doughnut ya loser
The whole guy, or just his head? Thanks nickcarraway.
I don’t know. We’re all paying for the cleanup after Sandy.
How much will it cost for the cleanup when that bag of crap explodes???
No, he is too stupid.
“His weight is the least of his problems.”
Yeah, for sure. We got to see Christie’s inner self during the Sandy aftermath and his on his knees serviicing of Obama. There’s no way this blubbering tub of fat could carry any of the Red L. He would do much better if he would flip over to the other side. Ok, so he’s too fat to flip. So, he can roll over to the other side, lol !
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