This picture of the rotund Christie and the lean Obama reminded me of the Seinfeld episode "The Butter Shave". In it, Kramer falls asleep on the roof and fries himself by using butter as a tanning agent. He somehow accidentally gets himself tarred and feathered with oregano and Parmesan and smelling as delicious as a cooked turkey - at least to Newman, who then tries to eat him.
Bipartisanship. Each party trying to find something to love about the other.