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Barack Obama is Time’s Person of the Year

To to surprise of no one, Time Magazine has named Barack Obama its “Person of the Year.”

Barack Obama Time Person of the YearHere’s a link to the story. 

From Time’s managing editor on the seelction of Obama:

“David Von Drehle’s masterly story on our Person of the Year not only sketches out what’s on Obama’s mind but also reveals new details about how and when he realized that his first 100 days had to start on Nov. 5, the day after voters elected him to become the 44th President of the United States and the first African American to hold the office. Von Drehle also tells us — with Obama’s help — how we should hold the new President accountable. Beyond his mastery of the issues, Obama revealed a more personal note: a slightly rueful sense that the world was tightening around him, that he would no longer be able to take a walk or shop for groceries. He seemed to be girding himself for the loss of being simply a regular citizen.”