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Obama Is Time’s 2012 Person Of The Year

WASHINGTON,  (UPI) –  President Barack Obama is Time magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year, with the magazine calling him a political and cultural figure.

Obama was selected from a short list that included Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo!; Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi; Undocumented Americans; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt; Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Fabiola Giannati, an Italian physicist leading the search for Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle.”

In its introduction on Obama, Time wrote the president is “more than just a political figure; he’s a cultural one.”

“He is the first president to embrace gay marriage and to offer work permits to many young undocumented immigrants,” the introduction said. “There has been much talk of the coalition of the ascendant — young people, minorities, Hispanics, college-educated women — and in winning re-election, Obama showed that these fast-growing groups are not only the future but also the present.”

The weekly news magazine, for 85 years, has selected the person, thing or group its editors decided had the greatest singular impact during the year. Last year’s choice was The Protester.

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  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin (@DREGstudios)

    Despite all odds, our President prevailed in gaining re-election. He still has an uphill battle fighting a Red House which has blocked his every move in an attempt to squash his goals of bringing the Middle Class equal pay, women’s rights, gay rights and affordable healthcare. The Bush Administration drove our economy into a swift nose dive and Obama is still the patsy. Watch conservative hands paint him in Blackface with a visual commentary of how Barack has been bamboozled at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    WHY IS THIS NEWS?

    THIS ARTICLE ONLY PROVES WHAT I TYPED MONTHS AGO. THE KENYAN MAKES CAUCASIANS “FEEL GOOD,” BECAUSE HIS PRESENCE EASES “white guilt” ABOUT PAST EVILS.

    FROM A REALISTIC STANDPOINT, Apple CEO Tim Cook SHOULD HAVE BEEN SELECTED. COMPUTERS HAVE “TAKEN-OVER” OUR LIVES.

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