Chris Christie — Global Warming Around His Waistline

But the truth is being president isn't remotely the same thing as it was during the days of that famous Man of Belly Scott cites, William Howard Taft. The modern presidency is a 24/7 high-stress job beyond the imagination of the people of Taft's time, a hundred years ago. Even Barack Obama -- a lithe, devoted basketball player -- looks physically wrecked after three years. Christie could keel over in three weeks.

I have some advice for the Jersey governor. If he's really serious about running, he should do it from a spa where he is on an exercise and calorie restriction plan. The press could come and interview him there about his policies while he works out. It would be a good thing for his family too.