Another reason why Chris Christie is a front runner

His ability to laugh at himself:

Andrew Sullivan blogs about whether or not Chris Christie is too fat to be President: 

Connie Mariano, a former White House physician, recently worried that Christie’s weight puts him at risk of a heart attack or stroke should he become president. Paul Campos notes that a recent study “found that people as heavy as Christie have a 29% increase in mortality risk, compared to otherwise similar people of normal weight.” But age is a bigger factor:

In January of 2017 Christie will be 54, while the current Democratic frontrunner for her party’s presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton, will be 69. … All other things being equal, government actuarial tables reveal that the odds that a 69-year-old woman will die between January of 2017 and January of 2021 are 115% higher than the odds a 54-year-old man will die during that four-year time period. In other words, age poses almost exactly four times greater a mortality risk to Hillary Clinton than weight does to Chris Christie, in regard to the chances that either would die during their first presidential term.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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