Chris Christie Stands With Dad-in-Chief Against ‘Reprehensible’ NRA Ad

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US President Barack Obama (R) is greeted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie upon arriving in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012 to visit areas hardest hit by the unprecedented cyclone Sandy. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. The storm carved a trail of devastation across New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states, swamping miles of coastline, and throwing the tied-up White House race into disarray just days before the vote. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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The National Rifle Association ad that calls President Obama an "elitist hypocrite" because his daughters are protected by armed guards was deemed "repugnant and cowardly" by the White House, and Chris Christie concurs. The New Jersey governor called the clip "reprehensible" today, adding, "I'm a father who is a public figure, who has four children and my children had no choice realistically in what I decided to do with my career and what effect that has had on their lives." Christie, who's been careful not to offend gun owners since Sandy Hook, draws the line at kids in this case. "Don't be dragging people's children into this," he said. "It's wrong and I think it demeans them and it makes them less of a valid trusted source of information on the real issues that confront this debate."