You probably heard about this awkward moment between Christie and interviewer Barbara Walters:
“There are people who say that you couldn’t be president because you’re so heavy. What do you say to that?”
“That’s ridiculous,” Christie shot back. “I mean, that’s ridiculous. I mean I don’t know what the basis for that is.”
“I think they’re worried about your health,” Walters said.
“Well, I’ve done this job pretty well and I think people watched me for the last couple weeks and during Hurricane Sandy doing 18-hour days and getting right back up the next day and still being just as effective so I don’t really think that would be a problem,” he said.
Obviously Christie’s health is his own business, but there are two serious concerns with his obesity. 1) The United States is much, much larger than New Jersey, obviously, so can he survive the physical rigors of a two year, coast-to-coast campaign for president? And 2) If he wins, will he be healthy enough to serve? Frankly, I don’t think it’s possible. A presidential campaign and the presidency itself have shattered far healthier men.