President Obama received something of an iconic New Jersey welcome Tuesday, from a colorful gesture outside a Point Pleasant shop to losing an arcade game to Gov. Chris Christie.
Let’s go to the pool report from Christi Parsons of the Tribune:
The motorcade drove down Route 71 through Brielle to Point Pleasant. Crowds lined the street and grade-school age students on the street held a banner from Brielle Elementary.
A guy in front of a bait and tackle shop in Point Pleasant was giving the motorcade the finger as it rolled past. His sign had “Obama” with a slash through it.
Obama and Christie then paid an unannounced visit to the Point Pleasant boardwalk…
…The party then moved to an arcade called “TouchDown Fever” to try and win a stuffed bear by tossing a football through a tire. Obama tried and missed a few times. Christie then threw the ball through the tire, on his first and only try. Obama gave him a high five ending in a clasp. And said, “That’s because he’s running for office.”
The guy behind the counter gave Obama a “Chicago” bear…
The skies were cloudy and it drizzled on them the whole time.