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  •  Perpetual elections and thinly veiled excuses (9+ / 0-)

    I'm getting pretty sick of the argument that Chris Christie is running for president so it's fair game for anyone to start calling him a fatty because we are all so concerned for his health.

    We just had an inauguration.  Last month for chrissakes.  Do you know what has to happen before Chris Christie is actually running for president?

    A number of years have to least 3.

    He'd have to enter his party's primary.

    He'd have to survive the circus of the primary debates, in which we've just seen favorite after favorite fall within weeks to has-been status.

    If he survived all that, he'd have to run against the Dem candidate.

    Possibly, at that point, it would be appropriate to discuss his health.  Even so, it should be done respectfully, and factually.

    I can't believe people are actually using some unlikely event 4 years in the future to justify bashing Christie based on his weight, or support some random doctor shooting off their mouth in public about some stranger's health.  It is the thinnest of excuses, nearly something a child would make up as justification.  It's embarrassing.

    It's probably within the bounds of decency to talk about or be concerned about the health of the president.  Christie is not the president, is years away from even contending for the job, and is unlikely to ever get it.  Don't pretend you actually care about his health or worry that his health may impact you personally.  Exactly which turnip truck do you think the rest of us have just fallen from?

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