President Obama and Chris Christie Touring the Jersey Shore: A Day in Photos

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Before touring the Jersey Shore today, seven months after it was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, Obama and Christie met on the tarmac, the site of their infamous post-Sandy rendezvous

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) after arriving at Joint Base McGuire-Dix in New Jersey on May 28, 2013. Obama is traveling to the New Jersey shore to view rebuilding efforts following last year's Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

They smiled giddily for no reason, save for the joy they felt being together once again. 

US President Barack Obama walks with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) after arriving at Joint Base McGuire-Dix in New Jersey on May 28, 2013. Obama is traveling to the New Jersey shore to view rebuilding efforts following last year's Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

On the boardwalk at Point Pleasant, Obama played a football-toss carnival game called "Touchdown Fever." He missed all five of his throws, because, contrary to his athletic image, he is terrible at sports. 

President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, plays the 'Touch Down Fever' game on the boardwalk during their visit to Point Pleasant, NJ., Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Obama traveled to New Jersey to join Christie to inspect and tour the Jersey Shore's recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/Corbis

Chris Christie won the game on his first throw, leading Obama to quip, "That’s because he’s running for office.” Christie then gave Obama the stuffed bear he'd won. This is Obama's emasculated face. 

President Barack Obama holds up a stuffed bear that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, not shown, had won tossing a football after playing the 'Touchdown Fever' game on the boardwalk during their visit to Point Pleasant, NJ., Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Obama traveled to New Jersey to join Christie to inspect and tour the Jersey Shore's recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/Corbis

Christie is just looking adoringly into Obama's eyes here. 

US President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk on the boardwalk as they view rebuilding efforts following last year's Hurricane Sandy in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, on May 28, 2013. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

A whole four minutes had passed since they'd last shaken hands, so Christie and Obama did it again. 

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) before speaking about rebuilding efforts following last year's Hurricane Sandy at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on May 28, 2013. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Obama proclaimed to a crowd of onlookers that the "Jersey Shore is back, and it’s open for business.” He also reassured them that he totally knows how to throw a football, but it was slippery from the rain and he sprained his wrist recently punching a terrorist. 

President Barack Obama speaks to crowds along a rain soaked boardwalk on May 28, 2013 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Seven months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the region, President Obama declared that the Jersey Shore is back in an appearance with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images