ABC News ask leading Republican ‘are you too fat to be president’?

New Jersey governor Chris Christie rose to global prominence in late October and early November after his constant praise for Barack Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy led to accusations he was trying to skewer Mitt Romney. Christie fancied a crack at the GOP nomination in four years, his critics argued, which would be almost impossible with a Republican in the Whitehouse.

It was down to ABC News’ Barbara Walters to pop the question which persists in much discussion of Christies’ prospects, however:

“There are people that say you couldn’t be president because you’re so heavy”

Christie is thought to weigh in at around 330 pounds, making him the approximate equal of William H. Taft, the fattest US president ever.

Taft had an oversize bathtub installed in the Whitehouse after he got stuck in a normal sized one.

2 Comments

  1. Jimmy says:

    The best bit was prefacing the question with the phrase “elephant in the room”.

  2. Lee says:

    Irrelevant. A cheap media stunt… hardly surprising the public tire of their nonsense.

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