“A fat nominee could be exactly what a Republican Party needs to shed its image as out of touch with ordinary Americans.” Politico’s Daniel Allott makes the case that Chris Christie’s biggest asset is his weight.

+ Jeopardy chimes in on the neverending debate over the pronunciation of the word GIF. From now on, I’m spelling it Geopardy.

+ Madison Square Garden has a new house band. Billy Joel will play the arena every month … for the rest of his life.

+ Hoping to stay home on Valentine’s Day? You’ve got your excuse. Season 2 of House of Cards (all of it) will be released on Feb 14.