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The Least Influential People Of 2012: Mitt Romney Tops Annual GQ List

Mitt Romney didn’t win the 2012 Presidential Election but he did earn a spot at the top of GQ’s Least Influential list.

That has to count for something, right?

The GOP candidate came pretty close to holding the most powerful office in the United States but now that the election is over and Romney was on the losing end, he’s officially, at least according to GQ Magazine, the least influential person in America.

GQ writes:

“Was anyone inspired by Mitt Romney? Did anyone vote enthusiastically for Mitt Romney? Of course not. Voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4 a.m. The only successful thing he did this year was embody every black stand-up comedian’s impression of a white person.”

Amanda Bynes grabbed the no. 2 spot on the Least Influential People of 2012 list. Bynes hasn’t been a major television force for several years but she was thrust back into the spotlight recently due to several driving infractions.

Bynes was followed by Dwight Howard, Madonna, and Gotye.

GQ writes:

“Any magazine can do a year-end list of influential people who have accomplished far more than most of us ever will. But only GQ possesses the iron testicles to count down the twenty-five least significant men and women of 2012—a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg. Please note that these folks are ranked in no particular order, because all zeros are created equal.”

The list also includes George Zimmerman, Ryan Lochte, Guy Fieri, Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer and Michelle Obama.

Obama earned her spot on the list after trying so hard for four years to get American’s to eat healthy.

GQ writes:

“It was a game effort by the first lady to get Americans to eat healthier. She founded the “Let’s Move!” campaign to get our children to contemplate forward locomotion. She even wrote a book about growing her own vegetables… You tried, Mrs. Obama. You really did. Sorry we’re such poor listeners. Now why not join the winning team and indulge in this delicious pint of Häagen-Dazs Caramel Cone ice cream?”

You can read the GQ’s full list of the least influential people of 2012 here.