During his exclusive visit with the Governor of New Jersey, Piers Morgan noted that Chris Christie seems to be balancing not only his office's budget, but also his bathroom scale.
"I couldn't help but noticing, I feel like you're slightly trimmer Governor," suggested Piers.
"I'm working on it," came Christie's reply. "We don't take any victory laps in this battle, Piers. I've been going through it for twenty plus years."
But as the Garden State Governor divulged details of an intermittent mission, and admitted to "starting to feel (my) own mortality," Morgan pondered the role of pounds in politics.
Citing examples of past presidents – most recently Bill Clinton – who had their share of struggles on the scale, Morgan suggested that pulling a little extra weight in Washington might not be such a bad thing.
"So, size matters – maybe it makes a politician more, not less, presidential. And maybe, just maybe, Chris Christie is getting in shape for a run in 2016. A real run."
In the words of Morgan, Only in America: "Either way, it shouldn't be the weight of his body that counts with the electorate. It should be the weight of his policies."