Time Names Obama 'Person of the Year'

President-elect Barack Obama has won another contest: He's been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2008.

The magazine has named Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, French
President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gov. Sarah Palin and Chinese director
Zhang Yimou as runners-up.

Last year's winner was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Previous individual winners have included Bono, President George W.
Bush and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2009 at 04:51 AM
    Yo Alpha if ya were to ax me you should change ya name to "Alpha Sierra Sierra"
  • by $$$ Location: NC on Jan 2, 2009 at 12:27 AM
    "Last year's winner was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin." nuff said
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 21, 2008 at 11:11 PM
    me from williamston, don't count those chickens before they hatch! You may not be savoring very long. This jerk could be exposed as the fraud that he is. Worse yet, the Chicago hustler obama could be protected by his corrupt friends long enough to show you what a bad economy really is.
  • by me Location: williamston on Dec 20, 2008 at 09:53 AM
    Well said Kaitlyn and Alpha. I agree with both of you totally. Alpha, as I read through the weekly comments on here, I see that you have a lot of "haters" on here. The majority of people commenting on here are/were Mc Cain supporters, or just plain out racists. But I for one am not, nor racist. But I have to tell you that most of your comments are "right on"!! I guess people will never "get" the significance of this Historic Election. But I will savor this for the next 4 yrs...
  • by here Location: here on Dec 19, 2008 at 05:40 AM
    Who else could it be??
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Dec 19, 2008 at 05:18 AM
    People keep saying that republicans are whining over Obamas victory. But what do you think Obama supporters would have done if he lost? There would have been riots everywhere.
  • by Leroy Location: Hubert on Dec 19, 2008 at 05:17 AM
    Sorry. I know my name is Leroy, but I am not black. I am a white guy named Leroy.
  • by native Location: nc on Dec 19, 2008 at 05:17 AM
    Face it the only reason he got it is because he's the first black president. Do you think that if McCain won he would have gotten it? NO! It all comes down to what/who he is. Let's just wait and see what he's made of when he is officially the president.Believe me it will be a sad day for the USA....
  • by Yes We Did! on Dec 19, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn227/Polarik/BO_Birth_Certificate.jpg There ya go guys! Yeah, you guys who keep claiming that O won't provide his birth certificate. It's been around for six months. You must have read that email that was going around that said he wouldn't provide it. I'm sure you'll think it's fake so I don't know why I wasted my time. Check snopes.com. That's where I found it. It's in the second item after you search Barack Obama birth certificate. And please, stop believing the email forwards from your "friends". Better yet, stop sending the junk without verifying it first.
  • by bbird on Dec 18, 2008 at 10:34 PM
    he beat out Paris Hilton by one vote

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