I heard it the exact same way.
As I said on another thread, I half-expect Christie to come out and endorse the Kenyan tomorrow. His support was that glowing, and he could not think of even a single positive thing to say about Mitt Romney.
People notice things like that, and in a close election, it can make a huge difference.
I think Christie is in the process of pulling another “John Roberts” on us.
My feeling is that Christie was trapped. As a governor of a disaster striken state, he did the only thing he could do ... kiss up to President Obama. This is why Sandy is such a godsend for Obama.