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  • Vladimir Putin, Russian President

    8 28.57%
  • Barack Obama, American President

    10 35.71%
  • Pope Francis, Holy See

    4 14.29%
  • Xi Jinping, Chinese President

    2 7.14%
  • David Cameron, British Prime Minister

    1 3.57%
  • Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

    0 0%
  • Francois Hollande, French President

    1 3.57%
  • Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    0 0%
  • Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve

    2 7.14%
  • Herman von Rompuy, President of the European Council of the European Union

    0 0%
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    The Most Powerful Person in the World

    Hey all,

    I read this article, on the Forbes 2013 list of the world's most powerful people. I wanted to take a poll here and see what everyone thought -- I know that I was shocked to see that they rated Vladimir Putin as the most powerful person in the world!

    But also fascinated by it. Maybe it's true! What do you think?

    The World's Most Powerful People 2013 - Forbes

    Maybe it's none of them -- maybe you think the entire list is ****, and the real most powerful person in the world is actually Undead Kim Jong Il of the Lizard People's Illuminati Society? If so, I want to hear that too.
    Last edited by Ad_Captandum; 12-11-13 at 07:41 PM.

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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    List does not include Chuck Norris.
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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    The most powerful person in my world is my wife.









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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    Still the President, and would be regardless (with a few extreme exceptions) of who's holding office at the moment. Foreign affairs? The World Economy? Putin's influence pales in comparison.

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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Hey all,

    I read this article, on the Forbes 2013 list of the world's most powerful people. I wanted to take a poll here and see what everyone thought -- I know that I was shocked to see that they rated Vladimir Putin as the most powerful person in the world!

    But also fascinated by it. Maybe it's true! What do you think?

    The World's Most Powerful People 2013 - Forbes

    Maybe it's none of them -- maybe you think the entire list is ****, and the real most powerful person in the world is actually Undead Kim Jong Il of the Lizard People's Illuminati Society? If so, I want to hear that too.
    It's obviously the President of the United States. No other single individual has greater influence or can call upon more and greater levers of power than him. Putting Putin ahead of the President is a way for Forbes to keep the list interesting. Otherwise it would be a fairly static list.

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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    No brainer. The US remains the prime mover.

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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's obviously the President of the United States. No other single individual has greater influence or can call upon more and greater levers of power than him. Putting Putin ahead of the President is a way for Forbes to keep the list interesting. Otherwise it would be a fairly static list.
    The president of the US though has checks and balances on his/her power that Putin does not. The US is by far the most powerful nation, but that does not mean the president of the US is the most powerful person
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    Trump is such a good salesman he can sell frozen mail order steaks to a Texan rancher

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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's obviously the President of the United States. No other single individual has greater influence or can call upon more and greater levers of power than him. Putting Putin ahead of the President is a way for Forbes to keep the list interesting. Otherwise it would be a fairly static list.
    Forbes explained why for the second time that President Obama wasn't #1. but #2.

    All you have to do is look at the Middle East and how it became a complete basket case because of Obama's failed foreign policies.

    Putin is now the big boy on the block.

    The United States military under Obama has become a hollow force. If you can't project military power across the world you're no longer a super power.

    Obama has thrown to many allies under the bus. Has redrawn the line in the sand to many times. Couldn't even get a carrier out to sea from Norfolk during the Syrian showdown in the Mediterranean Sea. Then add on Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, Obamacare and the most expensive website in history that had "glitches," and lies that you can keep your insurance and doctor, an economy that still hasn't recovered after five years after the end of the recession, and 17 Trillion Dollars of debt.

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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Forbes explained why for the second time that President Obama wasn't #1. but #2.

    All you have to do is look at the Middle East and how it became a complete basket case because of Obama's failed foreign policies.

    Putin is now the big boy on the block.

    The United States military under Obama has become a hollow force. If you can't project military power across the world you're no longer a super power.

    Obama has thrown to many allies under the bus. Has redrawn the line in the sand to many times. Couldn't even get a carrier out to sea from Norfolk during the Syrian showdown in the Mediterranean Sea. Then add on Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, Obamacare and the most expensive website in history that had "glitches," and lies that you can keep your insurance and doctor, an economy that still hasn't recovered after five years after the end of the recession, and 17 Trillion Dollars of debt.
    They explained why they thought Putin was more influential this year, that is not the same thing as being powerful. The latent power inherent to the office of the President far outstrips any other single leader or individual in the world today. The President is the most powerful.

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    Re: The Most Powerful Person in the World

    anonymous polls suck
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