You may recall that I met Christie just last Monday when he came through, and was pretty successful, but this time he was even closer to where I live, so there was no way I wasn't going to go and try to get some more autographs, because once the campaign trail comes, more and more people are going to be trying which will make things more difficult.
I had to rush there because of my schedule, but luckily for me the Governor had an even busier schedule. In the morning he was in Rhode Island, he then flew to Michigan, flew back to Connecticut, and was going to finish his night in Portland, Maine.
I probably got there about 20-25 minutes before he arrived, and while I got close again, I failed to get his autograph before he spoke. It was MUCH less crowded than the last rally I attended however, and I was even able to get the first spot where he was going to walk away from the podium. When that happened, I knew I would be all set. I actually brought a friend with me to help, since I wouldn't be seeing the Governor again for a while.
When he walked off of the "stage", he came right by me, and started signing. I had a picture of him and his wife, which was a strategic move on my part, to start a conversation, and keep him signing, which he did. He showed the picture to his wife, who was also happy to sign it.
When he saw this picture he said, "Hey it's me with my buddy!"
I had him sign a baseball out there, and got an even nicer signature on it than last time.
Unfortunately we couldn't get a picture with him, but he signed a lot for us so I went home more than happy.