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If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?



Pardon the “if Christie runs” pun...

I really don't know who the front runners are in ’16. I’ve heard Marco Rubio, Rand Paul & Chris Christie as potential candidates, mostly from here on PT.

Focusing solely on Christie, a couple questions:

1) Would his weight become a legitimate factor with voters? I’m guessing he's 325lbs+. Should I GFY for even asking this?

2) Would Christie carry NJ in a Presidential election? Would other Northeast states be in play too?







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graychef
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


Probably some. Like it or not, the candidates need to look healthy.

He has to weigh more than 325.



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kywildcatfanone
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


It would be a huge issue, get it?





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Vood
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


I think the perception that he gave Obama too much praise during Sandy will hurt him more than his weight.







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PillageUrVillage
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


I give zero fricks about his weight. Just like I give zero fricks about Obama's skin color.





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Patrick_Bateman
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


A lot. No one would admit it, of course, but image plays a large role in how people vote.





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CC
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


He's too fat and he sold out at the last minute. He could run as a Democrat but he's done if he has GOP aspirations.





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semotruman
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


Unfortunately, I think it would be a factor. He would need to start losing weight, eating right and working on a healthy lifestyle now. Like it or now, we are judgmental - and people would make assumptions about him based on his weight.





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benhamin5555
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


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I give zero fricks about his weight. Just like I give zero fricks about Obama's skin color.


That's a pretty bad comparison. You can't control skin color






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GRTiger
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


I won't vote for a fatty. Sorry.





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LSURussian
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


Christie would have to run as a Democrat.

He's finished in the Republican party. He already knows it based on his news conference earlier this week.






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coondaddy21
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


I care more about Christie's slobbering all over Obama over this Sandy thing!! He lost my Primary vote on that one.


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benhamin5555
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


And why shouldn't his weight be a factor? If he can't take care of his own body that's obviously a big flaw. I don't understand why fat people just get a pass in the country. They should be viewed the same as cigarette smokers but they aren't.





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Brosef Stalin
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


Look at the way SNL treated Palin and what that did to her public perception. It would be a lot worse with Christie.





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PillageUrVillage
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


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That's a pretty bad comparison. You can't control skin color


Noted... But the point was that I don't care about what someone looks like. It's their ideology that matters.






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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


Christie's dead in the water after the way he fawned over the Bamster after Sandy. He will not get the Republican nomination.

BTW, he reminds me too much of fat boy Nungesser.



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dantes69
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


would he run as a Dem.? cuz he has no national future in the Rep. party.





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bayou2003
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


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I think the perception that he gave Obama too much praise during Sandy will hurt him more than his weight.



In my opinion he showed the President Respect. He praised Obama but blasted Dem Mayor of Atlantic City for disobeying his orders. He's doing what's best for his people, frick politics at a time like this. Just like people in Joplin came together after the Tornado, Republicans, Democrats, etc. No time to play politics. Christie shows respect to people that deserves it no matter if they're D or R.

Rep Long, Sen Blunt both Republicans showed Obama a lot of respect during our disaster. But down the road they were back at bashing him. You do what's best for your people.






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JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


He would win our hone state if he doesnt need to pandercto the right wing kooks and bigots





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TN Bhoy
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re: If Christie runs in 2016, how much of a factor would his weight play w/voters?


The guy has to catch his breath every 3-4 words. It's awful.





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