Not everyone was as passionate about NJ Gov. Chris Christie's rousing keynote speech at the Republican National Convention as Christie was—California Governor Jerry Brown was both flattered and taken aback that Christie referred to him as "an old retread." “I hereby challenge Governor Christie to a three-mile race, a push-up contest and a chin-up contest,” Brown told members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770. “And whatever he wants to bet, I have no doubt of the outcome.”
“[Governor Christie] was attacking me at the Republican National Convention,” he said. “It’s the first time that I’ve ever been attacked at a convention, so I feel that I’m finally coming into my own.” He continued: “There’s nothing wrong with being a little retread,” Brown said. [I don’t have] as much hair and I’ve slowed down a little bit, but I have to tell you that I ran three miles in 29 minutes two night ago."
Christie also criticized Brown's age at the convention, saying that when Brown challenged Jimmy Carter for the presidential primary, Christie was only 14. "I may know a hell of lot more than you," Brown said. "Because when you were 14, I was passing the Farm Labor Bill. I was passing worker protections in California." Yeah, but does Brown know all the lyrics to "Factory" and "Prove It All Night?" Does Brown have progressive views about gay marriage involving The Boss?