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swagandpassion says: I'm glad Obama is person of the year, but what clout does TIME have? Is this the social/political version of the most beautiful person in the world? Or can Obama say being chosen is a referendum of himself and his overall administration?

» SFB says: Well, Hitler once won the award, so I wouldn’t necessarily call it an award for the “most beautiful” — probably more of the “most important,” good or bad. Obama won a second term, so it was probably a referendum on his work. — Ernie @ SFB

December 19, 2012 // 9:01 // 1 year ago
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  1. thwhiteelephant said: He won it for his enormous initial succes internally in Germany - socially as well as economically before his diabolic intentions were clear to everyone. A genocidal dictator starting a world war wouldn’t win POFTY - even if he was the most important
  2. nokknokk said: I guess it’s based on how influential the person is. And don’t forget that it typically leans to American figures. I like him and don’t mind him getting the title, but honestly, many media outlets out there would pick Malala over him.
  3. imaurel said: Wait, Kim Jong Un didn’t win? TIME has no care for democracy, then.
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