Newly reelected Governor Chris Christie is the once again the butt of a fat joke--or is he?

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Time Magazine's most recent cover features an abstract darkened shot of the Governor with his mouth open, and the headline: “The Elephant in the Room - How Chris Christie can win over the GOP”

This headline not only references Christie’s weight, but also, the traditional mascot of the Republican party, which is the elephant. Christie claims he is halfway towards meeting his weight loss goal after lap band surgery.

If Chris Christie decides to seek a presidential run, he will have to win over The Republicans. Those that don’t accept him are going to have to recognize “The Elephant in the Room” and I don’t mean that as a fat joke--I mean that as a fact. How do you feel? Are you offended by the Time Magazine cover portraying Chris Christie as “The Elephant in the Room?