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Barack Obama Adds Time's Person of the Year to Win Column

Barack Obama Adds Time's Person of the Year to Win Column

The suspense has finally ended. We now know that Time magazine's Person of the Year is, drum roll please, Barack Obama! The President-elect beat out US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, director of the Beijing opening ceremonies Zhang Yimou, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

The magazine cites Obama's ability to overcome a lack of experience, a funny name, two candidates who are political institutions, and America's racial divide to become President as evidence that he's the person of the year. If you're worried that the feature holds few surprises, Time does pull through with a playful 1980 photo shoot of college freshman Barack Obama. And in the interview, Obama details his views on the economy, his mandate, and his temperament.

Even if Time made a predictable choice, do you agree that Barack Obama is the person of the 2008?


StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
Who said I didn't like it here???? I made a simple comment is all!
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
How did I know you 2 were going to reply to that. Especially with snarky remarks :) And True Song admits logic is not her strong suit :? :)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
As you've said to others, Hainan, if you don't like that aspect of being here, then why not go elsewhere?
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Neither are logic, truthfulness, or good looks.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
Maturity is not a strong suit for most commentators on this site.
stephley stephley 8 years
:CHEER: I like it Frank - a much needed reminded of better times to come!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
No i'm kiddin', it's just late and i'm super bored.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
President John McCain First Lady Cindy McCain First Children John, James, Bridget, his other 3 kids, and that other girl's name which I forget. I guess that's sounds alright, but oh well it'll never happen. Vice President Sarah Palin Second Gentleman Todd Palin Second Children Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig Palin. Second Son-in-Law Redneck (which I also forget his name, sorry) Second Grandbabby Who has not been born No, sorry that sounds terrible.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
President Barack Obama First Lady Michelle Obama First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama That sounds so nice doesn't?
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I still think it's amazin' that a 47 year-old biracial man named Barack Hussein Obama from Hawaii beat the white P.O.W and anti-choice crusader. Wow what a country we live in.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Wow I'm still lovin' it!!! Most Fascinating Person - check Person of the Year - check 44th President - check
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I think they made the right choice, albeit predictable... LOL @ janneth.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I was kind of disappointed Palin was a runner up but not HRC. Hillary's campaign was a huge deal. BTW loving BO's afro. He should rock that look now. I am always in favor of an afro. We should have an afro emoticon. The closest we've got is this :rollers: Sad.
krae85 krae85 8 years
lol that's not fair. If McCAIN had won shouldn't he be the one chosen instead of Palin? Oh, if only McCain had won... daydream:::
janneth janneth 8 years
If Hillary had won it, it would have been Hillary. If McCain had won it, it would have been Palin.
janneth janneth 8 years
Who else could it possible be...
True-Song True-Song 8 years
And it looks like most, but not all, of the time the president was named the year he was elected or re-elected. So we're probably looking at Obama again if re-elected in 2012. If you're planning on doing something amazing and earth-changing, I'd recommend doing it in 2011 or 2013 if you want a shot. : )
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I agree with Time magazine.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Nice TS. I do agree that he is the right choice.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
It looks like pretty much every president has been chosen as many times as terms he has served (i.e. Bush 41 was it once, Bush 43 twice), with some exceptions like FDR who technically served four terms but was only named three times.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Even if it is a predictable choice, I think it's the right one.
krae85 krae85 8 years
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
Did anyone else notice the ring Obama had on in the 1980 photoshoot. Flashy.
piper23 piper23 8 years
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