As Cortney pointed out, the media still considers the President Obama to be a "celebrity" rather than the leader of the United States. According to the magazine GQ, however, Obama is not even that good of a celebrity: he landed at #17 on their annual list of the 25 Least Influential People.
Here's what the magazine had to say about the president:
17. President Obama
He can blame Republicans in Congress all he likes and get away with it because congressional Republicans are the worst. But the fact remains that I have spent the majority of this man's presidency watching bad things happen, then hearing a thoughtful speech about how we gotta make sure the bad things never happen again, and then watching as nothing gets done. Next time there's an election, I want Nate Silver to analyze the data and tell me who to vote for so that I don't end up casting my ballot for a very eloquent hat stand.
Former NBA basketball player and unofficial ambassador to North Korea Dennis Rodman took the list's number one spot. Other notables on the list included convicted murderer Jodi Arias, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
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