Obama Surprises Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie With A Phone Call From His Idol Bruce Springsteen, Causing Christie To Cry

 @ammiet1a.tate@ibtimes.com on November 06 2012 9:44 AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has had a tiresome week as he continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

President Barack Obama provided much relief, when he unexpectedly put the Republican governor on the phone with Bruce Springsteen, who is on the campaign trail with Obama.

Springsteen performed at Obama’s last rally on Monday in Ohio, as did Jay-Z.

At a briefing on Monday, Christie said he had been speaking with Obama about relief efforts in New Jersey when the president handed Springsteen the phone.

Christie said that he is an avid fan of the artist, and has been to over 100 of his concerts.

Springsteen, a liberal, also performed at the star-studded Red Cross telethon “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” last Friday, and hugged the Republican governor.

After speaking with Springsteen, Christie admitted that he cried when he got home, as meeting and talking to his idol was much needed comfort after a stressful week for his city.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems to have a change of heart toward Obama.

Back in July, Christie was at odds with Obama, a Democrat, dismissing his campaign slogan while speaking at a Romney fundraiser.

"Well, let me say this: I've never ever seen a worse-named campaign, than to call the Barack Obama campaign 'Forward,'" Christie said.

"And that's for two reasons. First, if forward is going to be anything like the way backward was, the only place we want him going forward is to come out of Washington, D.C., make a left-hand turn and head forward back to Chicago."

Now, it seems Christie has nothing but praise for Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left parts of New Jersey completely devastated.

“The federal government’s response has been great. I was on the phone at midnight again last night with the President, personally, he has expedited the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area,” Christie said on NBC’s “Today” show, the Washington Post reported.

“The President has been outstanding in this and so have the folks at FEMA,” Christie added.

Christie even refused to attend Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s final rally this past weekend, though it was in Morrisville, Pa., a mere 20 minutes from Trenton, the New Jersey capital. 

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