I tried responding to that exaggeration too, but.... yeah. Reading up on the Election 2012 topic might be of good use, it's like 80 pages or whatever but it'll be a good read.
Also, @garyjohnson's merits: He was New Mexico governor, vetoed over 600 bills. He's a total cost/benefit analysis type of ruler. He has also built a business from scratch to over 1000 employees or something.
More than that.. I dunno. He's not very "presidential" anyway. Romney totally is, and Obama is.