12/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

What if Sarah Palin Were Obese?

I wrote a blog a while back asking the question, "If all things were equal and everything else about him was the same, would you still vote for Obama if he were obese?" I wondered how much his physical fitness mattered in terms of how the public felt about him as a leader. Most of you who commented felt that it did matter and in fact may have swayed your vote.

So now, I wonder once again, would Sarah Palin have received the VP nomination if she were obese? If all things were the same, except her weight, would she have been chosen to run with McCain? I mean, if she were still Governor of Alaska, was just as amazingly brilliant as she is, and still had all those kids (including her pregnant teenager), would we even have heard of her?

I tend to think not. What do you think?