Let's Be Real: Does Size Really Matter?

11:53 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- First of all, let's be real.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not fat. He is obese. Huge, even.

Which is why he spent time on Letterman Monday night defusing the issue a bit by poking fun at himself.

Good idea, but I believe by election day 2016, if he runs, most of us voters wont' give a donut about Christie's weight. It is likely all of New Jersey by then we'll be more than used to seeing it. 

But more important, the Republican governor has a 70 percent approval rating in blue state New Jersey. Part of that is from his deft handling of Superstorm Sandy but the rest of it is because they like him, even if the same surveys say they don't altogether love his stand on every issue. 

His leadership is apparently what counts. That's what Christie was peddling at the GOP convention last summer, certainly not Mitt Romney. 

Christie said back then, "It's been easy for our leaders to say not us, and not now, in taking on the tough issues. And we've stood silently by and let them get away with it. But tonight, I say enough.  

It's a great line and there were a bunch of them in that speech (You oughta google it). So while conventional wisdom might still suggest voters won't pick a man who looks like Chrstie, remember, we once said the exact same thing about a guy who looks Barack Obama.

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