Bleeding Heartland: Is the Big Lug too big to win? What Gov. Culver can learn from Chris Chrstie
Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
Is being overweight a political handicap? That's the big question
posed by Daniel Engber in a very interesting piece this week at
Slate.com. At issue, the contentious Corzine-Christie race in New
Jersey and a weighty issue that has developed between the two men.
Namely, the issue of weight. You see, Corzine (D), the incumbent
governor, is an average-to-fit 62. He considers himself a "health
nut". He runs marathons. For a man who was very nearly killed in a car
accident two years ago, he is in excellent health. His opponent,
Chris Christie (R), is an obese 47-year old. He considers himself "a
Jersey guy, with a Jersey gut". He jokes about his weight. He says
that he has been heavy since his teenage years, and has tried to lose
the weight several times, to no avail. The controversy all started
with this ad...