Is Chris Christie Too Overweight to Run for President?

Elected officials perform best when they are in optimal health, and the New Jersey governor is obviously not, writes Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Getty Images)

In his Washington Post column, Eugene Robinson argues that if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decides to run for president, it would behoove him to lose weight so that he could be in optimal health and lead by example at a time when obesity has reached epidemic proportions.

Whether or not he lets himself be persuaded to run for president, Chris Christie needs to find some way to lose weight. Like everyone else, elected officials perform best when they are in optimal health. Christie obviously is not. 

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