Friday, August 1, 2008

Good For Them

The "them" is the Obama campaign. They declined comment on an article in the Wall Street Journal about Obama's weight.

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.
That is seriously a real story in the Wall Street Journal, and the photo above is posted with the story online.

The author does give some pretty strong evidence that this could be a problem. She pulls two quotes from a Yahoo message board that mention that Obama needs to "put some meat on his bones," and is a "beanpole."

I am proud of Obama's campaign for not dignifying this with comment.

Via Kevin Drum.

1 comment:

bigsmithdude said...

he is no bill clinton, that is for certain. that should be a good thing but yet it is not? weird...


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