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.