List the 5 people alive during your lifetime that you most admire and why. Let's try keeping things civil with no personal attacks. Excluding members of my family. In no particular order. Brendan Sullivan - Washington DC based lawyer. If I should ever need a lawyer to defend me, he would be the one I want. Honorable Judge Antonin Scalia - A conformist to the Constitution. Exactly what the other Justices should strive to be. Karl Rove - Singularly the man I most strive to duplicate. A true master of politics. Has that uncanny knack of empowering people to vote that his oppenents still have not figured out. Richard Scaife - One of the initial founders of The Heritage Foundation, a non-profit conservative think tank founded in 1973 at a time when conservative values were not popular. When we needed a man to stand for values, he was not afraid to be that man. Ronald Reagan - Simply the best President of my lifetime.