GQ Magazine Lists Romney Atop “Least Influential People Of 2012”
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — GQ magazine has ranked Mitt Romney as its “least influential” person of 2012.
The former Massachusetts governor and losing Republican candidate for president is listed at number one in the monthly men’s magazine’s list of the “Least Influential People of 2012,” for its December issue.
The humorous and satirical list quips, “The only successful thing he did this year was embody every black stand-up comedian’s impression of a white person.” The article jabs at Romney as a bland candidate asking, “Was anyone inspired by Mitt Romney? Did anyone vote enthusiastically for Mitt Romney?”
The list, a spin on the more common magazine staple of ranking the most influential people, states that those named are, “A collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg.” The article stated that there was no true ranking of each figure because they were all equally irrelevant.
The description characterizes Romney as a self-absorbed political candidate who is shown in a cartoon smiling and staring at himself in mirrors. The article revels in the fact that the 2012 elections are over and there are, “No more endless photos of Mitt staring winsomely off-camera with that attempted smile on his face. No more glaring campaign mishaps week after week. No more labored media efforts to make him look like anything other than Sheldon Adelson’s pampered money Dumpster. Good-bye, Mitt.”
But the list chastises a diverse set of political public figures.
Also featured on the list is first lady Michelle Obama for her “effort” to push Americans into healthier diets, the remaining members of Occupy Wall Street, former MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann and presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer.
GQ magazine is an American monthly men’s magazine that was launched in 1931 as “Gentlemen’s Quarterly,” and is currently owned by Conde Nast Publications.