No matter how long the 2008 campaign drags on, we'll never see Barack Obama as we did Bill Clinton in 1992: drenched in sweat and jogging into a McDonald's. Obama's fit—skinny, even—and a bit of a gym rat. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the notion of presidential fitness and wonders if the typical American might find a "beanpole guy," as one voter described him, a little alienating.
"He needs to put some meat on his bones,” says a female Hillary Clinton supporter in Texas. Unlike John McCain, who has a weakness for Butterfingers, jelly beans, and Dunkin’ Donuts, Obama prefers protein bars. His daughter even called him out for lacking a sweet tooth. “Everybody should like ice cream," she said.