America’s most portly politicians [SLIDESHOW]

Michael Watson Contributor
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With speculation raging over whether the rotund New Jersey governor Chris Christie will enter the GOP presidential nomination contest, whispers are emerging that his well-documented obesity could hurt his ability to contend for national office.

The shallowness and cynicism of these commentators makes TheDC sad. So in search of successful overweight politicians, and vaguely recalling an old story about a president and a bathtub that — we hope — involved some butter, we’re looking back into the pages of history to find America’s past portly pols.