Bob Ingle raises the question at Politics Patrol, speculating that Governor Christie's appearance on NBC's Today show this morning, followed by an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, was a scheme to deflect attention from President Obama's visit.
Even I think that speculation is a bit too cynical.
However, there is no question that Christie upstaged Mayor Cory Booker when they greeted the President at Newark-Liberty Airport this afternoon.
Christie grabbed the President's attention and held it, literally.
Watch this News12 video. At two points it appears that Obama is trying to move on from Christie, and the Governor won't let him go.
Obama gave Christie one of his now famous bows. Booker got a hug.
Enough, Mr. President – time to walk
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