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NBC's 'Today' Finds It 'Surprising' Obama Not On List of Greatest Leaders
Published: 3/20/2014 10:41 AM ET

By Kyle Drennen
a News Analyst

On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted an exclusive preview of Fortune magazine's list of the world's 50 greatest leaders and wondered about one name that was absent from the ranking: "Bill Clinton comes in at number five and makes the cover. There are a lot of other notable names here. Tell you what, though, there may be some talk about one leader who did not make the list, the leader of the free world, President Obama. Fortune tells us he was not overlooked, he just did not make the cut." [Listen to the audio]

Co-host Matt Lauer reacted: "Yeah, that's surprising." He then noted leaders who "did make the cut": "Pope Francis takes the top spot. Congratulations to him....Some other folks you may recognize, Bono, Derek Jeter – yes! – Angelina Jolie, and Malala Yousafzai."


Wrapping up the segment, Lauer reassured viewers: "But the President is not sulking at home. On Wednesday, what did he do? He went out and taped an appearance on Ellen." Host Ellen DeGeneres proceeded to suck up to Obama by claiming people were "very grateful" for ObamaCare.

In a statement to NBC News, Fortune explained:

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President Obama wasn't excluded from Fortune's World's 50 Greatest Leaders list. He simply didn't make this year's list of 50 outstanding individuals who have demonstrated rare leadership, leadership in multiple areas or who have demonstrated a long history of leading.


 Besides Bill Clinton getting the number five spot, the only other American political leaders on the list were former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. No Republicans made the list.

In an interview with Fortune, Clinton was asked: "Who are the great leaders in your mind?" Obama didn't make his list either.

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They better get a reality check soon.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Bet he makes the top spot on the Greatest Liars List.

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 Besides Bill Clinton getting the number five spot, the only other American political leaders on the list were former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. No Republicans made the list.


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Just another worthless list of libs patting themselves on the back.   :bs:

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Bono, Derek Jeter – yes! – Angelina Jolie

These are "great leaders"??  I can see Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis, but not these boobs.

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To put Obama on the list would require Jimmaaaah Caaaaaata to be put on the list since he was a better leader than Obama. :silly:
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He may not be on the list of greatest leaders, but I'll bet he's flyin' high on the list of greatest impostors...

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America, and everything they say and do, is a laughing stock internationally.
 
It is as if Ameica is being run by adolecent 5th graders, and nothing more.
 
All of this is straight out of the movie, Idiocracy. We are living in a fantasy land which is run by loony people.
 
Obama? A great leader? Are you insane...!?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2014, 10:57:04 PM by 240B »
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