Mini-Poll: St. Louis Person of the Year, 2013 (Part 1)
This week's Mini-Poll is inspired by Time Magazine's annual Person of the Year selection. Awarded to the man, woman, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that "for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year" it is not -- the magazine's editors annually caution us -- a reward or a prize. It acknowledges, not the year's most honorable subject, but the biggest difference-maker.
The magazine's past selections have included Charles Lindbergh, Adolph Hitler, Gandhi, FDR, The American Fighting Man, Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Clinton, Bono, People Who Use The Internet, The Computer, and Protestors. This year, Time selected Pope Francis as the world's top influencer.
MayorSlay.com offers our readers a special opportunity to vote for – and carp about – our own St. Louis version of a top newsmaker.
This week, we've listed a year's worth of influential persons, groups, places, idea, and events. We will let you vote on your Top Five on this poll. (You may read more about each nominee by clicking on its link.)
After you vote, we’ll add the results up and post a Final Five in next week’s poll. Then, you can vote for one of them as the 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year.