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Old 12-17-2008, 09:08 AM
 
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Time magazine named President Elect Barack Obama it's Person of the Year!

Obama named Time's 'Person of the Year' - 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog - Political Intelligence - Boston.com
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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No surprise there.
He is the obvious choice.

Ken
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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there is also photos of him from his college days which are interesting to say the least.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post News, Person of the Year 2008, Barack Obama.

You probably sat in a fancier conference room the last time you refinanced or heard a pitch about life insurance. There's a table, some off-brand mesh office chairs, a bookcase that looks as if it had been put together with an Allen wrench and instructions in Swedish.

Why History Can't Wait - Person of the Year 2008 - TIME
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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TIME Person of the Year 2004: George W. Bush
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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There's absolutely no surprise that Obama would be the Man of the Year.

Bush in '04 and '00
Clinton in '92
Bush in '90
Reagan in '80
Carter in '76
...

Every president, at or near their election, has been Time's man of the year. Well, except Hoover, which is kind of confusing. Coolidge had been president for 2 years when the Man of the Year started, so I suppose that one can be easily explained away.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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That's fine. I was just really, really, REALLY happy they didn't name the current Governor of Alaska!
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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There's absolutely no surprise that Obama would be the Man of the Year.

Bush in '04 and '00
Clinton in '92
Bush in '90
Reagan in '80
Carter in '76
...

Every president, at or near their election, has been Time's man of the year. Well, except Hoover, which is kind of confusing. Coolidge had been president for 2 years when the Man of the Year started, so I suppose that one can be easily explained away.

Obama's selection is a step above those others...as his election is historic in nature and signals that America is finally coming of age.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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No it isnt, its a marketing ploy to sell magazines just like its always been
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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No it isnt, its a marketing ploy to sell magazines just like its always been

Would you be saying that if the Wasilla hillbilly was named "Person of the Year?"
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