This, from wsj:
Speaking to donors at a San Diego fund-raiser last month, Barack Obama reassured the crowd that he wouldn't give in to Republican tactics to throw his candidacy off track.Maybe THAT'S what he meant by stating he didn't look like all the other presidents on the dollar bill. His handlers are denying that he played the race card, so he must have been talking about weight. (harumph).
"Listen, I'm skinny but I'm tough," Sen. Obama said.
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.
The latest GALLOP poll has the race at a virtual deadlock, with Obama at 45%, and McCain at 44%. Obama has been dropping in the polls like a rock these last few weeks. It MUST be because he is too skinny, and overweight Americans are jealous of the "the messiah's" ability to stay fit and trim (READ: wispy and scarecrow-ish). Americans are caddy like that. Look how much attention that fat cat in the news received recently. "Us U.S. Americans" identify with him.
Yesterday I urged McCain to select Romney as his running mate. In the spirit of my always "fair and balanced" approach, I now urge Barack "Timon" Obama to find his compliment for VP. Someone who fills the vast and numerous crevices that are his weaknesses - including his 100-pound-weakling image that is negatively affecting him in the polls now. Someone who is an exact opposite of him - someone who completes him. Too bad Rosie O'Donnell is as clueless as you.
So I ask you Barack "Timon" Obama.
Who's your Pumba!?