May 28th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama's cuddle bear from N.J. (no, not Christie)

(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.


Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • President Obama
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. simplefaith

    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.

    May 28, 2013 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Obama gets a bear for showing up.

    May 28, 2013 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    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.

    May 28, 2013 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  4. Larry L

    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...

    May 28, 2013 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  5. Larry L

    I'll bet Governor Christie and President Obama become lasting friends. That's a good thing for America.

    May 28, 2013 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  6. Evergreen

    Politicians getting along! Now that's newsworthy.

    May 29, 2013 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  7. Guess

    Get a room already

    May 29, 2013 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  8. thomase

    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.

    May 29, 2013 07:38 am at 7:38 am |