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Barack Obama Selected as Time Magazine Person of the Year

obama-timePresident Barack Obama has been selected as the Time Magazine Person of the Year. We agree with this decision.  He won the election that everyone was talking about, he is the leader of the free world, he’s the first black president, and he has changed our economic system forever.  He also authorizes the use of drones that have killed innocents around the world, has been in the middle of the greatest racial divisions since the civil war and overhauled the United States healthcare system in a way that countless other politicians could not.  It’s hard not to choose President Obama as person of the Year, but this selection is not always a good or bad thing necessarily: 

Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States. The networks called Ohio earlier than predicted, so his aides had to hightail it down the hall to join his family and friends. They encountered a room of high fives and fist pumps, hugs and relief.

The final days of any campaign can alter the psyches of even the most experienced political pros. At some point, there is nothing to do but wait. Members of Obama’s team responded in the only rational way available to them — by acting irrationally. They turned neckties into magic charms and facial hair into a talisman and compulsively repeated past behaviors so as not to jinx what seemed to be working. In Boca Raton, Fla., before the last debate, they dispatched advance staff to find a greasy-spoon diner because they had eaten at a similar joint before the second debate, on New York’s Long Island. They sent senior strategist David Axelrod a photograph of the tie he had to find to wear on election night: the same one he wore in 2008. Several staffers on Air Force One stopped shaving, like big-league hitters in the playoffs. Even the President succumbed, playing basketball on Election Day at the same court he played on before winning in 2008.

Read more: http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/person-of-the-year-barack-obama/#ixzz2FW00reyt

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6 comments

  1. speaker….

  2. The situation regarding our fiscal cliff looks grim. Secy. Wet Brain appears to be ready to let it happen as long as the rich get their way.

  3. In all of the polls for Time Person of the Year I voted for President Obama, from 2008 until now. It is about time they got the message. There is no person who deserves it as much as he does, especially this year. Last year he should have gotten it to. Since there was no one to compete with him they gave it to The Protester in 2011. This year it would have been impossible to overlook him as the most dynamic and influential and talked about person of 2012. My guess is it will be hard to give it to anyone else throughout his Presidency. Time should go ahead and name him person of the decade now, and person of the Millennium. Congratulations Time for getting it right.

  4. I am very happy that you agree with the selection of President Obama as PERSON OF THE YEAR. I have never wavered in my opinion that President Obama will go down as one of the great Presidents of the United States of America.

    I found your critisism of the President not well thought out by your disciples TAVIS etc., prior to the election, in fact I came to the conclusion that you wanted Rommney to win. But that was then and now I hope that you will give praise when due and criticism when necessary.

    How about a discussion on whether we should go over the cliff or not. Should the President cave in or let it go over?

  5. I am very concern about this fiscal cliff situation. It appears the middle and lower class are going to get the shaft. Social Security has been hit and no one is really talking about the lack of increase to the elderly and poor for 2013….and, $250.000 has gone to $400.000 Not fair Mr. President, not fair!

  6. For once I applaud Time's decision.

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