Barack Obama

Obama Plays Peacemaker Between Bruce Springsteen and Chris Christie

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President Barack Obama took time from campaigning Monday not to tout his record as job creator or his role in the auto industry bailout but to play peacemaker between Bruce Springsteen and his home state's governor, Chris Christie.

Here in Campaign 2012's desperate final stages, Springsteen has emerged as the Obama effort's unofficial bard, even traveling with the president on Air Force One on Monday. Meanwhile, Christie, who many Republicans hoped would seek the presidency, has emerged as an unlikely Obama admirer in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.