It has been a wide range of emotions for Governor Christie during his travels around the area surveying the damages from Hurricane Sandy.
And Christie has received some negative reaction from the Republican Party because he has spoken to President Barack Obama every day regarding recovery efforts, and has praised Obama for his assistance.
Obama was finishing a conversation with Christie on Monday when he told the governor he had someone there who wanted to speak to him. He handed the phone to Christie’s musical idol, New Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa were on Air Force One with Obama heading to a campaign event in Ohio, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Christie has been a Springsteen fan for years, and has been to over 130 of his concerts. But the liberal Springsteen has never acknowledged Christie.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Christie said, "Bruce said how proud he was of his state and how proud he was of the people in this state and how tough they are. And he'll be back to the Jersey Shore soon."
Christie and Springsteen met for the first time at Radio City in New York on Friday night, according to Mediaite, where the singer participated in NBC’s benefit for those hit by Hurricane Sandy. He said the two men hugged and officially became friends. “When we got home there was a lot of weeping because of the hug,” Christie said, according to NorthJersey.com. “To be honest, I was the one weeping.”
The governor said that Springsteen told him he was proud of how he handled the hurricane situation. Christie said, “It was the best part of the week for me on the social side.”
Christie has repeated that he will be voting for Mitt Romney in the election.