Again, I have no doubt that an obese person could be an excellent US President. But I would be more likely to vote for him if I knew he wasn't necessarily a ticking time bomb for a major heart attack. And publicized stress test results (just as melanoma survivor John McCain published his records from his oncologist when he ran for office in 2008) would go a long way in setting my mind at ease.
And now we find out that Mr Christie recently underwent Lap-Band weight loss surgery. Why would he do such a thing? I thought obesity was irrelevant to the discussion of higher office? According to the governor:
“For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them."I see. Sooooo, weight loss is.....good? I don't want to be a bigot.
But why did the dude get the Lap-Band? Doesn't he have a coterie of advisers and lackeys? The Lap-Band results in less long term weight loss than a gastric bypass and the complications/annoyances that develop over the long haul with the Bands often necessitate their eventual removal.
Anyway, best of luck to the Governor in in weight loss endeavors.