Mitt Romney apparently didn't make the cut for Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People of 2012 list, but the British boy band One Direction did. Go figure.
The TV personality has unveiled her picks, and they include Ben Affleck, director-star of the likely Oscar contender "Argo," and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, likely contender for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.
Also fascinating, in Walters' view, are U.S. Secretary of State and potential contender for the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination Hillary Rodham Clinton; "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James; and Gabby Douglas, the Olympic gold medalist and likely contender for the 2016 Green Party nomination (just kidding about that last one -- Pop & Hiss just threw that in to see how fascinated you really were).
The world will have to wait until Dec. 12, when Walters' TV special airs on ABC, to find out who topped her list, although no doubt some intrepid digital sleuths will try to ferret out the truth between now and then.