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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    I dont know. As far as "interesting" goes.. No.
    But i think the award is more awarding for the Syrian Rebels, or Assad himself, or maybe Kim Jong-Un. (IMO of course)


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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    The man defied historical precedents and won despite having a 24/7/365 media and political machine out to destroy him before he ever took the oath of office.

    Damn right he should be man of the year.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Jesus, they are sucking him way too hard. Someone should tell the editor that Obama is not gay.

    Seriously, could they butter up a turd any more?
    I don't think its supposed to be an honor necessarily. Stalin and Hitler both won the award after all. It's supposed to go to the more influential person of the year, and good president or not, (generally not IMO), its hard for me to come up with a single person more influential worldwide than Obama.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The man defied historical precedents and won despite having a 24/7/365 media and political machine out to destroy him before he ever took the oath of office.

    Damn right he should be man of the year.
    Well to be fair he did have a 24/7/365 media and a political machine out to help him get re-elected too. So no matter what, somebody was going to overcome that.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    What complete and utter dog ****... no offence to dog ****.

    This "Award" is perhaps more stupid than the Nobel Peace Prize.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    For Christ's sake people, TIME awards it to people who've had the most affect in the world, not whose the greatest.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The man defied historical precedents and won despite having a 24/7/365 media and political machine out to destroy him before he ever took the oath of office.

    Damn right he should be man of the year.
    Stalin won it twice, Hitler and Yasser Arafat also won. That let's you know the value of that award.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Given the criterion listed, Obama seems like a reasonable choice. Seems many have a fundamental misunderstanding of the title itself.

    Person of the Year (formerly Man of the Year) is an annual issue of the United States newsmagazine Time that features and profiles a person, group, idea or object that "for better or for worse, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year."[1]
    EDIT: Repetitive, several posters beat me to the punch..

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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    For Christ's sake people, TIME awards it to people who've had the most affect in the world, not whose the greatest.
    Then why didn't Osama Bin Laden win it in 2001?
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Time is going down, just like Newsweek.

    Nobody really cares who they pick, do they? Once a publication becomes liberal sewage, they always go broke. Where I live, the local Gannett rag has become kind of a recipe book with pictures of good looking girls at parties that are held at bars throughout town.

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