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February 5th, 2013
06:57 PM ET

Gov. Christie's 'BIG' problem

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jokes about his weight, but doctors worry. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Health • Jim Acosta
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  1. C Roeser

    Overweight people from my experience are troubled people beyond their weight issue alone. Normally they carry insecurity, low esteem, and low pride issues. In my 57years of life I can not remember meeting an overweight person that did not carry one or more of these traits. They also tend to seek each other out in self bonding reactions of mutual defeatism, and then refer to it as being picked on.

    I have never, not ever voted for an overweight person in an election. I do not belief in empowerment of people with these kind of normal traits. Just my couple pounds of input.

    February 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm |
  2. Jan

    Of course, it would be great if Gov. Christie lost weight. However, that is up to him, not the media, and not the former White House doctor. This doctor said that what she said about Governor Christie is what she would tell all of her patients. That's great, but Gov. christie is NOT her patient. Perhaps she would be better off keeping her mouth shut, and letting the Governor's real doctors deal with his health. Why would CNN even conduct an interview with this woman?

    February 6, 2013 at 5:55 pm |
  3. DrLynn

    As a physician I am concerned about Christie's message about obesity, particularly to children. Obesity is not something to laugh about.

    February 6, 2013 at 7:40 am |
  4. wahela

    I used to have a mother in law about as heavy as Christie. She lost a lot of weight just walking around the block. When you are carrying that much weight, its like walking with 200 pound weight on your shoulders If he would just walk every day, and watch what he eats, he could lose easily at this weight. He could have a coronary, at any time, he IS a walking time bomb. And he has little kds at home.

    February 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm |

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