TIME 100 — The Most Influential People of the Year
TIME is having readers chose “The Most Influential People of the Year – The TIME 100” from a list of 200 candidates.
Here’s the early voting:
Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand, is leading the pack at the moment, followed by Korean pop singer Rain, comedian Stephen Colbert, Shigeru Miyamoto (the guy who designed the Nintendo Wii), and J.K. Rowling (the Harry Potter author), the singer Bono, and rising hockey star Sidney Crosby.
I am somewhat skeptical of the methodology. At least President Bush is beating out former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar. Of course, when Howard Stern (currently high on the list himself) weighs in, that might change.