'I'm A Gas Balloon Balloonist': Does Gary Johnson Think His Athletic Exploits Are Qualifications To Be President?
Rick Santorum, Sen. Ben Sasse and former Gov. Gary Johnson were all scheduled to speak at CPAC this morning about their respective approaches to conservatism.
While Sasse and Santorum used their time to do exactly that, Johnson decided to use the opportunity to plug his campaign to be the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee and did so by regaling the audience with a list of his athletic exploits.
"I'm a competitive athlete," Johnson said. "I've done hundreds of athletic competitions. I still compete is skiing, mountain biking and road biking competitions. I'm planning to Ride the Divide, which is a 3,000 mile unsupported mountain bike race across the Continental Divide from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. I've done Ironman Hawaii four times. I've done the Leadville 100 mile run. I'm also an adventurer. I'm a pilot. I'm a gas balloon balloonist. I was co-pilot in winning the America's Cup Gas Balloon Challenge two times. I've had four gas balloon flights of over 2,000 miles. I've climbed the highest mountain on all of the seven continents. I summited Mt. Everest on a recently broken leg. I am a fierce competitor."
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