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Christie: Weight concerns “ridiculous”
The Hill ^ | 12/12/12 04:49 PM ET | Justin Sink

Posted on 12/13/2012 3:10:58 AM PST by Olog-hai

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said concerns that his weight would prevent him from serving as president were “ridiculous” in an interview set to air Wednesday.

In an interview for Barbara Walters’s “10 Most Fascinating People” series, the broadcast veteran asked the New Jersey governor how he would respond to “people who say that you couldn’t be president because you're so heavy.”

“That’s ridiculous, I mean, that’s ridiculous,” Christie responded. “I mean, I don’t know what the basis for that is.”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie; election2016; fat; fatgovernor; obamahugs; obesity; rino; stupid

1 posted on 12/13/2012 3:11:05 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If a reporter asked an overweight woman [D] politician, they would have been called sexist ... and worse.

But he will never win.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 3:13:45 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Olog-hai

No Cripsy but being fat, dumb and a RINO will.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 3:15:51 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Olog-hai
Hillary's ugliness shouldn't keep her out of the white house either but thankfully it will.
4 posted on 12/13/2012 3:30:25 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Olog-hai
Somehow, I don't think he can parlay the idea that you are prejudiced if you don't vote for the heavy guy as well as Obama pulled off the black vote, sham that that was.

But then, maybe the obese vote could bring him in, between the morbidly rotund, the fatcats, and America's well-fed poor...maybe he could get a coalition together.

Me, I just refuse to vote for liberals, no matter what brand they ride for.

5 posted on 12/13/2012 3:31:23 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Olog-hai

No matter what he says the general public won’t elect a fat cat politician.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 3:38:15 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Olog-hai

Just play the newscasts of him kissing Obama’s butt after Sandy, that should kill his chances.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 3:41:55 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

His liberal RINOism prevents him.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 3:43:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Olog-hai
The radio news reports here were using the phrase "run" for President (snicker). I see that the print news editors were careful to avoid using that word.

There are many other reasons that Christie should never be made President!

The fact that he's morbidly obese at least offers us the hope that he'll never win the Republican nomination. (The Democrat nomination is another question -- since fat, stupid people are one of the 'rat core constituencies.)

9 posted on 12/13/2012 3:50:12 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey, I think his weight is a plus. In fact if he’d win with Palin as VP, I’d send him a dozen of his favorite donuts daily.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 3:52:00 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2

Two laps around Christi may become an olympic event in the next summer olympics.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 3:55:56 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Eye of Unk

President? This guy is going to have a hell of a time winning the governorship race later this year. My guess is Booker, the Newark Mayor, will be his opponent.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 3:57:49 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Venturer

Interestingly, despite his photo op with the POS, the two NJ counties hit hardest by the storm- Monmouth and Ocean- went solid red. As did Staten Island.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 4:01:09 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Olog-hai

There’s a reason they refer to his type of condition as morbidly obese.


14 posted on 12/13/2012 4:03:50 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Umm, I think Christie blew his chances with his slobbering suck-up performance with Obama. We Conservatives might have held our noses and pulled the lever for him before that totally embarrassing event. But, not now, never happen.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 4:04:28 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Olog-hai

William Howard Taft served as President and also nine years as Chief Justice of The Supreme Court of The United States.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 4:15:31 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Olog-hai

I actually saw his wife on TV yesterday, doing a PSA for their preferred charity for Sandy victims. She’s not too bad.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 4:26:18 AM PST by real saxophonist (Looking for the joke with a microscope)
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To: Olog-hai

The weight of liberal Rino ideology will prove to be to much however.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 4:29:04 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Only skinny ones!!


19 posted on 12/13/2012 4:38:24 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Sooth2222

Interesting. So it appears that Christie was not sucked into the vortex of the liberal black hole. He’s always been a RINO.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 5:28:38 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: Olog-hai
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21 posted on 12/13/2012 5:30:17 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: RetSignman

Why do they keep adding an “R” behind his name when everyone knows he’s a demodummie in hiding.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 5:39:26 AM PST by Progov
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To: Olog-hai

People that are considerably overweight have more health problems, it’s that simple. He is in denial about his obesity.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 5:46:46 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s not his turn anyway. Next up to lose is Jeb. The GOPe’s are already pushing his name out there.

It also seems that Hillary is declining (at present, but may change her mind later). If she does not run, that opens the way for another youthful Democrat to run against the Bush name, especially is Jeb is on the ticket. Win Win for the Dems.

The conservatives will chase after a half-dozen candidates who will hang on long enough to split the primary votes and give Jeb the nomination. Repeat of 2008 and 2012.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 6:02:25 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Olog-hai

It’s the light-weightness of his conservatism that bothers me.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 6:04:08 AM PST by MortMan (I will be true to my principles.)
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To: TomGuy
The conservatives will chase after a half-dozen candidates who will hang on long enough to split the primary votes and give Jeb the nomination. Repeat of 2008 and 2012.

It doesn't matter anyway. The Democrats have it all locked up for the foreseeable future. The GOP is dead and we have no major party to represent us. C'est le vie.

26 posted on 12/13/2012 6:22:54 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: 9YearLurker

Is gluttony one of the seven deadly sina? I see red flags when I see a fat man. Emotional eating in men is such a turn off....deeper issues.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 6:44:55 AM PST by chalkfarmer
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To: chalkfarmer

I agree. Especially with such a nasty personality.

And he doesn’t know why he is or he’d do something about it?

Oh, please!


28 posted on 12/13/2012 6:56:09 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Progov

[Why do they keep adding an “R” behind his name...]

(R)otund?


29 posted on 12/13/2012 7:09:29 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: 9YearLurker

“There’s a reason they refer to his type of condition as morbidly obese”

Exactly. He lives in a state of denial. Even if he wasn’t a total RINO I would never vote for the guy for President. His face is red half the time anyway from the over exertion of his heart. Add the stress of the presidency to that and I would make book that within 6 mos Christie would keel over from a massive heart attack. The guy appears to make no attempt to control his weight.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 7:26:43 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Ever seen video of Christie trying to walk fast? It’s a struggle for him. He just...rolls. I’m guessing that’s why he took that helicopter ride to his kid’s ball game instead of walking.

The guy has to weigh at least 350 lbs.


31 posted on 12/13/2012 7:35:30 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Having been to the low end of his weight - I can assure you he cant possibly feel good - he's surely got blood pressure and blood sugar issues...nothing to screw around with

It also speaks to his personal gluttony and inability to control himself........i can can already see it playing out in the media this past week when Babs Walters asked him about his weight

The slob wouldnt last 6 weeks in office...not on that schedule

aside, Im down to 245 from 315

32 posted on 12/13/2012 8:29:42 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: Olog-hai

Cris Krispy Kreme don`t get it.

He`s burned his bridge with classical liberals / conservative and the neo-marxist left has decided he is NOT one of them, the beautiful progressives

This fat fool is d-o-n-e done


33 posted on 12/13/2012 10:56:36 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Eye of Unk

He could look like Jabba the Hut or Princess Leah for all I care, but his liberalism will result in him losing any attempt for the presidency as a republican.

He might get the nomination as a republican but as with McStain and Romney other “moderates” we just had to have as our nominee(thanks once again GOPE), he will get his ass kicked.


34 posted on 12/13/2012 11:04:29 AM PST by sarge83
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To: jersey117
NJ counties hit hardest by the storm- Monmouth and Ocean- went solid red. As did Staten Island.

Which is why they are still a-hurtin' ... despite pant-load Christie's Lewinsky on the Mombasa MF. This ridiculous Governor Crispy-Creme made the Kenyan a hero in time for the election, and INMNSVHO, gave him the election. Out-weighing old President Taft is not a qualification for office. Get lost, ya fat Pant-Load!

35 posted on 12/13/2012 11:46:26 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Say, whatever happened to Reggie Love?)
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To: Eye of Unk
"No matter what he says the general public won’t elect a fat cat politician."

The press will never allow Christie to get past a presidential primary.

Every story will begin with his appearance. No conservative issues will ever be discussed.

It'll be the same as Romney's bank account, a diversion from the issues.

yitbos

36 posted on 12/14/2012 12:34:46 AM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

37 posted on 12/18/2012 2:55:48 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Olog-hai
"Ridiculous! Now, get in my belly!"


38 posted on 12/18/2012 3:02:36 PM PST by SparkyBass
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