Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been kicked while he is down, with GQ magazine naming him number one in its annual 'least influential person of 2012' list.

The former governor, who lost out to President Barack Obama for the presidency on November 7, bet drug cheats and even the First lady to lead "a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg".

Romney, who pipped troubled former child star Amanda Bynes for the 'top' spot, was sledged for campaign mishaps and generally being wholly uninspiring to the American electorate.

"Voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4am.

"The only successful thing he did this year was embody every black stand-up comedian's impression of a white person," wrote the mens' magazine.

Also making the list of those whose year could have gone better were Madonna, "the remaining scraps of the Occupy movement" and Lance Armstrong.

The ageing songstress was slammed for her 'mutton-dressed-as-lamb' promotional stunts and the political movement was teased for becoming stagnant and leaderless, but perhaps the worst was saved for Armstrong.

"Every year brings new and incontrovertible evidence that Lance Armstrong is the polar opposite of the inspiring legend he was once made out to be."

Last years collation included Kiwi caddie Steve Williams who was described as a limelight stealer.

"There's nothing worse than a profoundly inessential person who's deluded himself into thinking he's the opposite."