Fitbit for President

How many steps to be president? Scott Walker is hoping that his Fitbit will tell him. Now that he’s running for president, you won’t find him without it on his wrist. According to the Washington Post, he talks about it on the campaign trail more than gay marriage or — until recently — immigration. Asked about the good shape he’s in, Walker gives a one word reply: “Fitbit.”

Apparently, a fitness routine is now a key qualification for president. USA Today gave us a rundown this past weekend on every candidate’s fitness strategy — except for Bernie Sanders. For him, we have to rely on The Onion:

180 lbs. deadlift (3 sets x 10 reps); 160 lbs. shoulder press (3 sets x 10 reps); 90 lbs. bicep curls (5 sets each arm x 12 reps); 110 lbs. skullcrusher (2 sets x 10 reps); 320 lbs. bench press (2 sets x 8 reps)

So, if you want a strong president, maybe Sanders is your man. Want a golfer? It’s definitely Donald Trump. Want a numbers guy? Walker is certainly counting steps. Paleo? That would be Jeb Bush. A goofy runner? Looks like Rand Paul is the one. Is yoga your thing? Hillary’s the one.

Want to know about their leadership, accomplishments, and policy positions? That’s very quaint.

Click here for more from USA Today and here for the scoop on Bernie Sanders.

Scott Walker with his Fitbit, photograph from the Scott Walker Campaign / Facebook

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August 25, 2015

2 Responses to “Fitbit for President”

  1. August 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm, Debera Gau said:

    I just want one I can trust, who’s honest & puts the needs of the country in front of his own. Are you planning on running Ted?

    • August 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm, Ted said:

      Ha ha! Thanks for making me smile. I do admire anyone who is willing to put up with the nonsense that comes with public service these days.