Anyways, back to the post itself:
Forbes takes list-making to a whole new level: the magazine is well known for its annual lists, including ones like ‘The World’s Billionaires list’, ‘The Richest People and America list’, ‚The World's Most Innovative Growth Companies list’ and – the most recent and talked about – ‘World’s Most Powerful People list’.
(All this ‘list list list’-ing makes me think of obsessive–compulsive personality disorder, and yes, I had to google it to get the name right.)
One of the aspects when ranking is the candidate’s use of power and it’s no surprise that Putin scores the highest, while Obama comes in as second. Forbes accuses him of being too cautious and calls him internationally the weakest President of the post-WW2 years. (Is Putin really more powerful than Obama? http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2013/10/30/is-putin-really-more-powerful-than-obama/) This sounds ironically – I had the feeling that people were complaining about the US being way too loud and a bitty bit too malignant.