Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hu Jintao (Chinese President) Passes Obama as Most Powerful Man in The World (Forbes)

Part of the reason was the Democrats significant midterm losses. It does make a certain amount of sense depending on how you structure the issue. Obama certainly has more power at his disposal as leader of the United States then Hu Jintao does as leader of China, but Obama has more restrictions on the use of that power and hurtles on using it (Separation of Powers and all) then Hu Jintao does.

"Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, has been named the most powerful person on Earth knocking Barack Obama off the top spot.
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia came in third behind Mr Jintao and Mr Obama, while Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister was fourth, ahead of Dmitry Medvedev, who only came in at 12.

Pope Benedict XVI was in fifth place, while the rest of the top 10 was rounded off by Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, Sonia Gandhi, the Indian president, and Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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