Most Admired Men & Women

According to a new USA Today/Gallup Poll, Barack Obama is the most admired man in America and Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman. Of the 6 top men and 5 top women (the men had 1 more due to a three way tie for 4th), 8 are politicians, 2 are religious leaders and 1 (Oprah) is a media whiz. Two are from the same family (Bill & Hillary).

Of those on this list, I would rank my most admired in this order (for equality of the sexes, I will not distinguish between the two):

  1. Billy Graham
  2. John McCain
  3. Condaleeza Rice

Who would you add to this list? Leave your answer in the comments section. From a Christmas story that I saw on NBC, I have great admiration for Warrick Dunn. Dunn is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His single mother was in law enforcement and was killed when Dunn was younger. As a tribute to his mother, he works to provide housing and furnishings for single mothers. Dunn has always impressed me. I remember how he challenged the NFL after Hurricane Katrina. He is deserving of our admiration.