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  •  not everything can or should (1+ / 0-)
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    be viewed through the lens of Presidential politics.  Maybe he'll run, maybe he won't.  Who really cares at this point.  I could say this hurts Christie's "brand," and his appearance will probably be a bit freaky until people get used to it, but why engage.

    i'm just troubled by the fact that he'd make it harder for other people to get medical care, including non-emergency but probably worthwhile surgery.  (I have no idea what the long-term outcomes are of bariatric surgery - the data probably don't exist yet; it's possible they benefits don't justify the cost, but for now it's only an option for some.)

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:41:26 AM PDT

    •  You're walking a couple of miles a day, sleeping.. (1+ / 0-)
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      ...five hours a night, for the six months leading up to November.

      Chrisitie needed to lose weight.

      Not because a majority of the  American people would not have voted for him in November.

      But because he would not have been able to endure the physical demands of a presidential campaign without suffering a serious health problem.

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

      by PatriciaVa on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:53:24 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, but there are two basic fallacies (1+ / 0-)
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        at work -- if he's running, he has to lose weight does not entail, he lost weight therefore he's running.

        Second, the same article was in Politico, meaning it shouldn't exist.

        I've worked on a campaign, so I know the toll -- I ate horrible food and still lot 10 pounds.  The hardest thing isn't the weight, lack of sleep, or hours, but being generally healthy enough to ward off (or muddle through) viruses and bacterial infections.

        Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

        by Loge on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:01:14 PM PDT

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      •  Oh your just saying that to be nice. (0+ / 0-)

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