OCCUPATION: Radio host
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Thanks to Limbaugh's constant sparring with both the White House and the GOP, his cultural cachet has returned to its Clinton-era heights. And whether you consider him a last-of-his-breed patriot or a swollen nag, he'll be sticking around for a few extra terms, having signed a $400 million-plus deal that will take him through 2016.
CON: His longing to see Obama fail has struck even some Republicans as unnecessarily retrograde.