Friday, January 15, 2010

Telegraph Top 20 Conservatives: Sarah Palin No. 4 Top 20 Conservatives

I'm loving this list of the Top 20 Influential conservatives from the UK's Telegraph. This is the way Britain sees America - with Dick Cheney the No. 1 most influential US conservative. This is Sarah Palin's first year on the list and she is No. 4. Love Rush at No. 3. The full list from 1 -100 is below.

The Telegraph says this list covers the year from the day Barack Obama took office until now. Their description of conservative is "people identifiably - though not always self-described - as right of center.

A few of my thoughts:

What's up with Mark Sanford, disgraced governor of South Carolina showing anywhere on the list - even in last place?

Michelle Malkin deserves to be much higher.

Mary Matalin has not been an influential conservative for some time now.

Richard Lugar? Hardly influential. Dittos Olympia Snowe. Both influence no one. They just vote with Democrats
Peggy Noonan no longer influences, as she once did.
Love Dick Cheney being No. 1! There is no truer conservative, and when he speaks, his words count with many of us.
On the list of 100 Influential Liberals, Obama is No. 1. His dog, Bo is No. 80, not far down the list from Keith Olbermann.

If two numbers are shown, the second number, in parentheses (), is the 2007 ranking.

The Telegraph 100 most influential US conservatives:

1) (6) Dick Cheney
2) (5) Rush Limbaugh
3) (3) Matt Drudge
4) Sarah Palin
5) (7) Robert Gates
6) (18) Glenn Beck
7) (23) Roger Ailes
8) (2) David Petraeus
9) Paul Rayan
10) Tim Pawlenty
11) (10) Mitt Romney
12) (21) George W. Bush
13) (8) Chief Justice John Roberts
14) (16) Haley Barbour
15) Eric Cantor
16) (9) John McCain
17) (19) Mike Pence
18) Bob McDonnell
19) (4) Newt Gingrich
20) (11) Mike Huckabee

21) Andrew Breitbart
22) (61) Bobby Jindal
23) (44) Sean Hannity
24) (77) Charles Krauthammer
25) (67) David Brooks
26) (31) Mark Levin
27) Mitch McConnell
28) (15) Laura Ingraham
29) (47) Joe Lieberman
30) (62) Antonin Scalia
31) John Boehner
32) (42) Karl Rove
33) (40) David Frum
34) Michael Steele
35) (41) Edwin Feulner, Pres. Heritage Foundation
36) (13) John Bolton
37) (43) Tom Coburn
38) (53) Rich Lowry
39) Mitch Daniels, Gov. of Indiana
40) John Thune

41) (96) Ron Paul
42 (93) Michelle Malkin
43) (56) George Will
44) (85) Clarence Thomas
45) (24) Grover Norquist
46) (28) Dick Morris
47) (63) Michael Savage
48) (36) Mary Matalin
49) Richard Lugar
50) Carly Fiorina
51) Rick Perry
52) David Keene
53) Kevin McCarthy
54) Morton Blackwell
55) Arnold Schwarzenegger
56) (50) Alex Castellanos
56) Steve Schmidt
58) (48) William Kristol
59) (1) Rudy Giuliani
60) Jon Voight
61) Jeff Blake
62 (17) Frank Luntz
63) Jim DeMint
64) Chris Ruddy, Newsmax
65) (69) Erick Erickson
66) (58) Victor Davis Hanson
67) Joe Scarborough
68) (14) Paul Gigot
69) Olympia Snowe
70) (87) Michael Barone
71) Dick Armey
72) Tucker Carlson
73) Judd Gregg
74) (84) Ann Coulter
75) (26) James Dobson
76) (86) Jeb Bush
77) Joe Wilson
78) Meg Whitman
79) Lou Dobbs
80) Michelle Bachmann

81) Marco Rubio
80) Jack Keane
79) Lindsey Graham
84) (64) Thomas Sowell
85) (82) Bill O'Reilly
86) John Kasich
87) Eric Odom
88) Patrick Ruffini
89) (54) Fred Thomspon
90) (81) Tony Perkins
91) (83) Peggy Noonan
92) (94) Clifford May
93) Charlie Crist
94) Jon Huntsman, Jr.
95) Liz Cheney
96) (25) R. Emmett Tyrrell
97) Marc Thiessen
98) Mike Murphy
99) (35) Tom Delay
100) (19) Mark Sanford

Visit the Telegraph for Nos. 1-20,  Nos. 21-40, Nos. 41-60, Nos. 61-80, Nos. 81-100








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