(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won a prize for President Barack Obama Tuesday during a game on the boardwalk: a teddy bear.
The sweet gesture was another sign of the Republican governor’s dismissive attitude toward critics on the right who say he's too close with the president.
While in town to survey the state's recovery efforts after Superstore Sandy badly damaged the New Jersey shoreline last year, Obama visited the Point Pleasant boardwalk with Christie and engaged in a "Touchdown Fever" football toss.
Obama missed all five of his throws into the tire, while Christie made it on his first attempt.
"One and done," the governor exclaimed.
Obama gave Christie a high-five and quipped: "That's because he's running for office."
The man behind the counter handed Obama a stuffed teddy bear with a Chicago themed shirt.
Good bipartisan relationship. I am an Independent and would vote for Chris Christi for President in 2016 if Ms Hillary Clinton will not run. He chose to think of his state when Sandy struck and not his Republican counterparts. He is a true leader and thinks what is good for the people and not himself. He does not kiss anyone's A.
Obama gets a bear for showing up.
Although this is a cute story about civility, Chris Christie deep down inside, is still just another disrespectful republican and I will never trust him period.
Governor Christie and President Obama are setting an example for all of those other political weasels to follow. Cooperation and mutual respect gets things done! They are working together to help people... imagine that from politicians! Maybe the Senators from Oklahoma should take some notes...
I'll bet Governor Christie and President Obama become lasting friends. That's a good thing for America.
Politicians getting along! Now that's newsworthy.
Get a room already
Imagine what america could be like if democrats and republicans could come together and compromise for the betterment of american citizens.
I personally identify with the left at the moment because while I am fiscally conservative, with the exclusion of social programs, GOP isn't a party of forward thinking ideas at the moment. If both parties were about ideas rather than fear mongering things would be so much better for everyone.