WSJ: Obama Could Never Run Country of Fatties, He's Too in Shape

So it's come to this: Americans may not vote for Obama because he eats well and he exercises. No, really:

Too Fit to Be President?
Facing an Overweight Electorate, Barack Obama Might Find Low Body Fat a Drawback
August 1, 2008; Page W1
Speaking to donors at a San Diego fund-raiser last month, Barack Obama reassured the crowd that he wouldn't give in to Republican tactics to throw his candidacy off track.
"Listen, I'm skinny but I'm tough," Sen. Obama said.
But in a nation in which 66% of the voting-age population is overweight and 32% is obese, could Sen. Obama's skinniness be a liability? Despite his visits to waffle houses, ice-cream parlors and greasy-spoon diners around the country, his slim physique just might have some Americans wondering whether he is truly like them.
A few points:
  • This isn't the Journal's op-ed page. Rather, it appeared in their weekend section. This is allegedly a "news" feature.

  • Are you fucking kidding me. Obama is now being criticized for not being a colossal fat-ass. That's funny, because the right just loves to ridicule Al Gore and Michael Moore as colossal fat-asses. But Obama? He's not a colossal fat-ass so that sucks too!!! For past precedent of this sort of thing, I refer you to the 1872 Supreme Court decision of the Rubber v. Glue case.

  • No, seriously: are you fucking kidding me.

  • And yes, there is more:

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