“I promise you, he’ll find some doctor who’ll say he’s in tiptop shape.” – Ellis Henican
Is New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie too fat to be the next President?
Wednesday night Barbara Walters interviewed Christie as part of her ”10 Most Fascinating People” special.
Walters, known for making guests cry during her specials, asked Christie about his size.
WALTERS: I feel very uncomfortable asking this question when I’m sitting opposite you, but you are a little overweight.
CHRISTIE: More than a little.
CHRISTIE: If I could figure that out, I’d fix it.
WALTERS: There are people who say you couldn’t be president because you’re so heavy. What do you say to them?
CHRISTIE: That’s ridiculous. I mean, that’s ridiculous. I don’t know what the basis for that is.
WALTERS: I think they’re worried about your health.
CHRISTIE: I’ve done this job pretty well, and I think people have been watching me for the last number of weeks in Hurricane Sandy — doing 18-hour days, then getting up and being just as effective in the job — so I don’t think that would be a problem.
Ellis, speaking with Lori Lundin and Ernie Brown on America’s Radio News Network, suggested that while perceived health issues might get in his way, with America’s obesity problems he might be able to use his weight as an advantage.
“If he could somehow make himself the candidate of fat America, he’s guaranteed to win because most of us are a little fat.” – Ellis Henican
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