Does Christie’s Weight Loss Surgery Mean He’s Running For President?


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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie revealed to the New York Post that he had lap band surgery after struggling with his weight for decades. He said his motivation is his kids and his health and has nothing to do with his political ambitions.

The Garden State governor agreed to the operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50 last September.

He told The Post he was thinking of his four kids and how it was time to start improving his health when he decided to have the procedure.

“I’ve struggled with this issue for 20 years,” he said. “For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them.”

That makes sense, but could there have been political motivations as well?

Despite Christie’s denials, political fund-raisers say that the surgery is a clear sign that he’s going to join the 2016 race — and will do whatever it takes to win.

“This means he’s running for president. He’s showing people he can get his weight in control. It was the one thing holding him back,” a top political donor told The Post. (Read More)

I know I don’t want him to run, but wish him the best in his attempt to get down to a healthy weight.