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TIME, person of the year

US president Barack Obama was named TIME's Person of the Year for 2012, citing his historic re-election last month as symbolic of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges.

It is the second time Mr Obama has been named TIME's Person of the Year after previously winning the title in 2008 when he was president-elect.

TIME editor Rick Stengel announced the choice on NBC's Today program on Wednesday.

"He's basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind new America - a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of," he said.

"He won re-election despite a higher unemployment rate than anybody's had to face in basically in 70 years.

"He's the first Democrat to actually win two consecutive terms with over 50 per cent of the vote. That's something we haven't seen since Franklin Delano Roosevelt," Stengel said, citing the president who served during the Great Depression and World War II.

Mr Obama edged out Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the honour.

Other finalists included Apple chief executive Tim Cook, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and scientist Fabiola Gianotti.

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I smell another Nobel in the offing...

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I smell another Nobel in the offing...
Highly unlikely. He'd be joining a very select group if that happened and none of them were politicians in the basic sense of the word.

Marie Curie won the Nobel prize in 1903 for Physics and 1911 in Chemistry; Linus Pauling in 1954 (for Chemistry) and 1962 (for Peace); John Bardeen in 1956 (for Physics) and 1972; Frederick Sanger in Chemistry in 1958 and 1980. Apart from these individual prizes, the Peace prize has been awarded to the International Red Cross Committee thrice (1917, 1944 and 1963) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees won it twice in 1954 and 1981.
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No more unlikely than the first one...

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Highly unlikely. He'd be joining a very select group if that happened and none of them were politicians in the basic sense of the word.

Marie Curie won the Nobel prize in 1903 for Physics and 1911 in Chemistry; Linus Pauling in 1954 (for Chemistry) and 1962 (for Peace); John Bardeen in 1956 (for Physics) and 1972; Frederick Sanger in Chemistry in 1958 and 1980. Apart from these individual prizes, the Peace prize has been awarded to the International Red Cross Committee thrice (1917, 1944 and 1963) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees won it twice in 1954 and 1981.
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"He's basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind new America - a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of," he said.

"He won re-election despite a higher unemployment rate than anybody's had to face in basically in 70 years.

He's the beneficiary of our failed American two party system where the voters have a choice between Idiot A or Idiot B. President Obama is a symbol of "the lesser of two evils".

He won re-election because the Rrepublican candidate was an unelectable twat and more Americans decided it was better to have 4 more years of the incompetent boob we know than take a chance on the asshole we don't have any idea what he stands for who couldn't even get his own base to come out and support him.
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but they weren't a black messiah.
well then, in THAT case, we should be honored to give him such a tribute.

I'm certain he'd thank you himself.
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Who is the BWOT person of the year?
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My vote's for N_Jay....
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