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Fri., July 29, 2011, 9:15 a.m.

That presidential look

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions Thursday about his use of the state helicopter. (Associated Press)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions Thursday about his use of the state helicopter. (Associated Press)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

So Christa Hazel provides this link to a decidedly unflattering photo of Gov. Christie. The LA Times opinion piece poses the question "Chris Christie: Does he have the look of a president?"

To be president, do you have to look presidential?

And if so, does that mean Chris Christie should forget about a run for the Oval Office?

New Jersey's governor, considered a rising star in the Republican Party, was hospitalized Thursday after having trouble breathing (he suffers from asthma), The Times reported. The story takes note of Christie's weight issues:The governor has acknowledged leading an unhealthy lifestyle. In a recent interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Christie said he feels "guilty" about his weight.

"I'm really struggling, been struggling for a long time with it, and I know that it would be better for my kids if I got it more under control. And so I do feel a sense of guilt at times about that," he said.

What do you think? Would Americans elect an overweight man or woman as president?

PS: Mike Kennedy, Christa specifically hopes that you will weigh in on the subject.




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.