Professor Jason Johnson was interviewed on WKYC-TV in Cleveland about the effect the weight of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on his potential candidacy for president.
Is the New Jersey governor’s weight a legitimate concern about him becoming President? William Howard Taft was the nation’s last heavyweight President. But he took office in 1908. Would today’s TV-driven campaign make it difficult for Christie to win?
Hiram College Political Science Professor Jason Johnson says, “It’s a legitimate concern. The President of the United States is a symbol. His or her health matters. We want someone who is fit.”
Click here to watch “Governor Chris Christie in weight debate” on WKYC-TV.