January 31, 2014

Is Obama the Most Powerful Man on Earth?

Sean Thomas, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

It’s a commonplace of journalism to say that the President of the USA is “the most powerful man in the world”. Thus it was, before Obama’s State of the Union speech this week: pundits dutifully trotted out the phrase "the most powerful man on earth" as the dashingly besuited Mr Obama strode to his Washington lectern. The only problem is that it’s now somewhat doubtful whether Obama is The Most Potent Hombre On The Planet. A rival and reasonable case can be made for the President of China, whose name I bet many of you don’t even know (and I confess I am not entirely sure either: I just had to Google it for good measure – it’s Xi Jinping).

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