Skip to comments.TIME Reveals Shortlist for Person of the Year 2012 (undocumented workers, Bill & Hillary Clinton)
Posted on 12/18/2012 11:31:04 AM PST by drewh
The unveiling of TIMEs Person of the Year is less than 24 hours away, and on the Today show Tuesday morning, hosts named the eight frontrunners for this years cover. The shortlist rounds up an elite list of famous names in business, politics and science. It includes Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for her crusade for better girls education; U.S. president Barack Obama; Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi; and Bill and Hillary Clinton for their global humanitarian and political activism. Two prominent business leaders also made the cut: Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, along with the Higgs Boson the particle of the year and the three scientists who discovered it.
Following last years group choice of The Protester, the only group to appear on this years list is Undocumented Americans a pick that highlights the demographic growth and increasing political power of Latino Americans and the ongoing struggle over U.S. immigration policy.
All eight candidates appeared on TIMEs online reader poll, but none took first place. TIMEs online voters have already revealed their choice for this years top newsmaker: Kim Jong Un. More than 5.6 million people voted for the supreme leader of North Korea, although his results and those of other high scorers got a boost from members of Internet forums like 4Chan. While TIMEs editors have the final say and dont make their selection based on the poll results, its always interesting to see where some of our preferred candidates end up, says TIME executive editor Radhika Jones.
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Obama has a Nobel Prize and a Grammy Award, he is going to be spending 8 years in our White House, and he’s only been person of the year once. I hope he wins again. In the year that America dropped out of the top ten worldwide, the year our debt topped $16T, and the year so many other things went wrong, Obama certainly deserves recognition for destroying a once great country.
I’m sure the 3 guys who still read Time will get into a heated argument over it....
Not a chance. It will open up debate into how badly Obama botched the Egypt situation - and it will make people ask why we're still sending them billions. For nothing.
I love how libtards think they are all worldly, yet year after year the person of the year is an Amero-centric choice.
TIME usually has picked whoever won the general election, as President, to be the man of the year on election years. If they didn’t pick Obama this year than it would be an interesting display and possibly an unintended coup of Obama’s legacy.
What, they are Americans now?
What happened to Illeagle Aliens?
They are so out of touch.
Why is Marisa Meyer being considered?
Is Yahoo passing Google?
Did not think so.
Here's who they may consider:
George Zimmerman for first facing Treyvon Martin, then standing up to the media machine.
The team that put the Mars Rover down perfectly.
The developers of the fracking process, who truly are changing the world.