Chris Christie Says He’s Fat, and No One Should Care

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Dec. 13 2012 3:17 PM

Chris Christie Says He’s Fat, and No One Should Care

Chris Christie says he could be effective as a plus-sized president.

Asked by Barbara Walters if his weight would be an issue if he ran for president, the brash-talking New Jersey governor said his relentless efforts and 18-hour days in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are evidence enough that his health is just fine.

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The interview was part of ABC's 10 Most Fascinating People special.

Christie, who admits he is a "little more than" overweight, also said he wanted to finish the job in New Jersey and reaffirmed that he will seek re-election in 2013. But now that Christie is so popular in the Garden State and across the country—and he has even managed to connect a bit with Bruce Springsteen—perhaps the weight could still shift toward a bid for the presidency in 2016.

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