Question of weight becomes important as Republicans urge Christie to run in 2012

    It’s been nearly one hundred years since William Howard Taft threw his considerable weight around the White House. So, the time has come to ask one important question: Are Americans ready for another fat president?

    If N.J. Gov. Chris Christie runs for president in 2012, this is going to be a much more frequently asked question.

    Christie’s weight has already come up numerous times in the media and in campaign attack ads.

    Christie, though, is the man many Republicans are increasingly trying to persuade to take a shot at attaining the Oval Office.

    While these attacks may seem harsh, the commentators in the media are just being real.

    “Fat people earn 12 percent less than thin people,” according to The Philly Post. “They receive fewer promotions. They get subpar health care. In a recent poll of ob/gyn doctors, 14.2 percent of them admitted they refuse to treat obese people. Not that they dislike it, but that they refuse to do it.”

    In a world where every other reality show is about weight loss, does Gov. Christie have a chance?

    What do you think? Is America ready for a fat president?

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