YOU'VE READ ABOUT WHO'S INFLUENTIAL, BUT WHO HAS THE POWER?

THE LIKES OF CLINTON, GREENSPAN, MURDOCH AND GATES CERTAINLY DO, AND MEMBERSHIP IN THE WORLD OF CLOUT HAS ITS PRIVILEGES. BUT POWER DOESN'T NECESSARILY BUY VISION OR WIN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE PE

Being President of the U.S., Commander in Chief of the armed forces and acknowledged leader of the free world must not be all that it used to be. All that, and Bill Clinton still doesn't qualify as one of the 25 most influential people in America? What ever happened to the prerogatives of office? Whom do you have to know to get on this list?

If that roll call identified the most powerful people in America rather than the most influential (a more subtle concept), then the President would be at the top. Power and influence generally go hand in hand....

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