Newsmax’s new August issue is out with a list of women they think are the twenty-five most influential in the GOP.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) tops the list, but then it’s rounded out with a predictable field that includes the likes of Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter and Condoleeza Rice. Meg Whitman is no. thirteen and the last time we heard anything from her, wasn’t it just before she lost a pretty big election in California?
Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan managed to grab a spot at no. twelve, making her the the highest ranking journalist on the list (unless you count Palin, who’s sitting at no. 2).
More interesting and far less predictable, though, are their picks for the up and comers not yet worthy of ranking spots—chosen, they say, based on interviews with GOP insiders—like Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros. Newsmax says Tantaros “blends the realpolitik of the political trenches with a wicked-smart sense of humor, as evidenced by her work each weekday on Fox’s The Five.”
Have a look at the entire list, including the up and comers, here.