WEIGHTY MATTER: Grassley Sees Christie’s Size as Asset

Christie raps potential 2016 rivals at RNC summer meeting

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said it is too early for him to have a take on the 2016 presidential race. But he did have something to say about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has battled weight problems.

“Just look at his physique…when Washington’s ready to blow up, wouldn’t it be kind of nice to have a guy like him on the pot?” Grassley said.

Watch his comments here.

Grassley did offer some advice if Christie wants to run for president. He said, “I would advise him not to forget Iowa. He better come here. For two reasons: One, it’s a pretty good place to test a lot of things on a face-to-face basis. It seems to me he would be good having a town meeting in Guthrie Center, Iowa, as an example. And the other thing is, let’s suppose he is the nominee. He’s going to have to carry a purple state like Iowa. So saying Iowans aren’t important in the primary and then, ‘boy, you’re important in a general election’…it just doesn’t make sense to Iowans.”

Grassley made his comments on Channel 13’s “The Insiders” seen Sundays at 9:30a.m.


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