Great question. Real influence. Who has it? I'll tell you one person who has influence- in terms of being able to rally the tribe and make something happen.
Now regardless of whether you like George or not, he made it happen this past week.
Hope for Haiti Now. An incredible fundraising event. A major benefit concert concepted, branded, marketed, and produced. 58 million raised. In one week's time.
The very best musicians in the world. Stopping what they were already doing to participate.
Virtually every network possible participating. Changing programming last minute.
Around 50 actors and celebrities giving up an evening to be on the phones to take donations.
A number of organizations involved receiving the donations.
Collaboration between CBS, CNN, and studios in LA, New York and London.
All of this in one week. That is influence.