Tuesday, August 12, 2008

WSJ: (Obama) Too Fit to be President?

More fine reporting from the bloviating douche bags at The Wall Street Journal:
The candidate has been criticized by opponents for appearing elitist or out of touch with average Americans. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted in July shows Sen. Obama still lags behind Republican John McCain among white men and suburban women who say they can't relate to his background or perceived values.

"He's too new ... and he needs to put some meat on his bones," says Diana Koenig, 42, a housewife in Corpus Christi, Texas, who says she voted for Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

"I won't vote for any beanpole guy," another Clinton supporter wrote last week on a Yahoo politics message board.

The last overweight president to be elected was 335-pound William Howard Taft in 1908. As for tall and lanky presidents, "you might have to go back to Abraham Lincoln" in 1860, says presidential historian Stephen Hess. "Most presidents were sort of in the middle."

Seriously, so now not only do we need our leaders to be intellectual duds but they have to have a beer gut as well. I weep for this nation. Hey Mainstream Media: Here's an idea, maybe you should be reporting on policy issues rather than potential headlines for the next Inquirer or Weekly World News... Or maybe you should just go with another sighting of Batboy.

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