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SDMomChef
04-18-2012, 03:04 PM
I reviewed this list and I am not sure how they exactly determined "influence":

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2111975,00.html

Interesting people, but the "top 100 influential" people?

I personally would put Grover Norquist on the list of most influential people.

amarante
04-18-2012, 03:19 PM
THere is already snarky backlash - NY Mag's list of the 10 least influential people from the Time list :D

2 (tie): Raphael Saadiq: Sings songs.
2 (tie). Chelsea Handler: Tells jokes.
2 (tie). Rihanna: Sings songs.
2 (tie). Louis CK: Made a TV show.
2 (tie). Viola Davis: Nearly won an Oscar for being in a movie.
2 (tie). Jessica Chastain: Was in a lot of movies.
2 (tie). Tilda Swinton: Was in that movie about the creepy kid.
2 (tie). Claire Danes: Was in a TV show.
2 (tie). Novak Djokovic: Good at tennis.
1. Marco Rubio: Uninfluential senator.

SDMomChef
04-18-2012, 03:30 PM
I'm not even sure who most of the people are on the list. I don't mind Rubio being on the list - he is at least on a short list of potential VP Picks. So he must have some influence within the GOP. :rolleyes:

Gumbeaux
04-18-2012, 03:42 PM
I'm not even sure who most of the people are on the list. I don't mind Rubio being on the list - he is at least on a short list of potential VP Picks. So he must have some influence within the GOP. :rolleyes:


Romney is almost forced to choose him. He will get more youth, Hispanic, and Florida voters than any other choice. Of course, one must give Romney the option of self-destructing by choosing a Palin-like running mate. :D

Anne
04-18-2012, 04:56 PM
Amarante, I like the version from the Times. I've always believed there were major differences between simply famous people and important people. Lasting influence (not fads) would come from important people, some of whom might also be famous.