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    Yes, your weight issues will keep you from the White House. Mainly because you hold no weight. You have spit in the face of conservatism. Don't think the people will vote for you to be president.
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    @NormalFlora - He has to get the Republican nomination first. I don't see that happening when he's more like a Democrat than a Republican. We're looking for a spokesperson for true conservative values. Christie is not that guy.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix "We're looking for a spokesperson for true conservative values. Christie is not that guy."
    Was Romney? Romney was the Republican most like Obama out of the gamut of them that ran and you all chose him. Don't be so quick to write off Christie keeping that in mind.
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    Presidents should be elected for their fairness, their leadership ability, and their grasp of the issues, NOT (as in Palin's case) for whether they look "hot" in short shorts.
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    If he thinks that an overweight man faces no discrimination in this country then he is deluding himself. Even some doctors refuse to accept new patients as overweight as he is. These days, the more a candidate looks like a matinee idol the better their chances for getting elected. If Christie seriously wants a chance at the White House, he had better join Weight Watchers fast.
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    I have to agree with that assessment. Weight discrimination does exist. IMO Christie needs to lose weight for the sake of his health (which is what I'm working on myself) and not because he wants to get elected. I still don't place much weight (ha!) on a politician's looks.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix
    Aside from putting the people of New Jersey ahead of worrying about someone else's during Sandy what makes Christie un-conservative?
    Republicans were all over his jock right up until then.
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    @Denizen_Kate In fairness and addressing you both, yes discrimination exists in healthcare.
    But, lets be real. Larger patients are harder to take care of all around. They make surgeries more difficult, they make anesthesia administration much more difficult. Physical Therapy is almost non-existent half the time because they couldn't move 'before' they went. Healing times are increased. Drugs take longer and need higher doses.
    I can't blame a doctor for telling a patient "No, I don't want to work ten times harder for a minimal result"
    Personally, I think people should be a certain weight before elective surgery will be performed. We shouldn't have to increase our stress level and work load for personal life choices. Emergent Surgery is a different matter altogether.
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    Taft was before TV. You're right, weight doesn't affect skills and capacity, but unfortunately it can affect people's opinions.
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    @FFX_VA Exactly. And the very reason you don't see many pictures of FDR in his wheelchair. It was one of the best hidden aspects of a Presidency in our history.
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    I dont think it matters i mean what pres has really been in great shape barracks the skinnyest id like to know more about christie i didnt think he was gonna run for office he better hope he dosnt go against hillary
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    William Howard Taft, the 27th president from the state of OHIO, was 350 lbs at his inauguration. What a shame his loser great-grandson, Bob Taft, was rated as the worst governor in history. No kidding. Bob Taft really was.
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    Look back at pictures of some of our former presidents. There are several that would be considered "hefty"...I don't think this is a valid indicator for presidential quality.
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    His weight shouldn't be an issue. Frankly, I would like to see him in the White House, his attitude towards the scores of idiots who are uninformed is quite refreshing. If he has to lose weight, he should do it for himself, not because others tell him to. I would definitely vote for a Christie/Rubio ticket in 2016 (Now that's a dream ticket right there)...
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    YES. Christie is morbidly obese. If he stays that course, who knows what his condition will be 6-8 years from now ( 2016+ term). Obesity is frowned upon and looked at as a sign of self excess and weakness in most other countries. Of course, he will have to have a running mate that is at least on par with him ( no Palin-esque types).
    Strategically, he's a smart choice. He broke party and sided with Obama in the Sandy crisis. Mainstream America embraces obesity ( Mike&Molly, The Rosanne Barr show) as well as a person who talks like they do. So, if he dumbs it down a little bit,( Bush W, Palin) and adds a latino or black, or possibly a popular military figure, as a running mate, who knows? He might have a legitimate shot.
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    Weight isn't an issue for me, he's a Republican so it is highly unlikely he would get my vote. I voted for Bush 2x back in the day because I drank too much of the GOP kool-aid... NEVER AGAIN.
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    It's only fitting the fattest laziest country in the world has a fat president..but I'm not voting for him even tho I kinda like Emm
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    No, but that piece of crap help lose the election for Romney by kissing Obama's rear end an telling everyone how great Obama was in a crisis situation that STILL hasn't been handled properly by FEMA.

    Granted the guy can piss off unions, balance a budget and talk a good line, but he has made some very questionable appointments to judgeships.
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    @PoliticalSpice I am not in Jersey, but i dio know the law and i have an issue with Sohail Mohammed, who openly supports HAMAS and has defended and prevented the deportation of Mohammed Qatanani, someone who has openly admitted to have ties to Al Qaeda and HAMAS.
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    @PoliticalSpice there you have it. the things that matter. We have our fingers on the pulse of the heartbeat of America.
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