Should we judge a person by that person's weight? Does it suggest poor judgment? Maybe it's evidence of a lack of self-discipline? Could it be a medical problem (that one is our favorite, isn't it?) Is this person a poor health risk for a political office that could be left vacant due to that person's untimely death?
I know this is two political posts in a row so I will try to keep my own personal politics out of it. I imagine you have already picked up on the fact that I am conservative. We are all adults and hopefully can hold different viewpoints and still be friends. Just don't reduce the conversation to name-calling and insults. Stay with the issues and the facts and, who knows, we all may be able to make better decisions based on information that is stated in a mature way. If we can't defend our positions rationally, perhaps we need to rethink things. We could do this through email as this blog really is a part of the weight loss blog community.
This does illustrate the discrimination against the obese and Chris Christie is obese. Does it affect his ability to govern? Should we take his weight into consideration before nominating him? What results has he achieved as governor of New Jersey? Was his weight a factor?
I am obese and I look at Chris Christie and think, "Wow, he is pretty fat". What is your reaction to his appearance? Does it matter to you? Would it affect your vote if he was running against George Clooney or Mathew McCoughnahey (sp? I think I really butchered the spelling but you know, the guy with the 6 pack abs)? What do you think about voters in general regarding this? Would a significant number of voters use appearance in their decision or would they take the time to find out about this person's record, this person's stance on issues that are important to them, qualifications, etc.?
I am interested in your thoughts.