Who Do You Think Should Be Time Magazine's Person of the Year?

The nominees are in for 2012, so who do you think Time Magazine should choose? And why?

On Dec. 14, Time magazine will announce its Person of the Year—which isn’t guaranteed to be an actual man or woman. But in the run-up, the magazine has invited votes on 40 candidates, including Barack Obama, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Some people have as many votes against them as for them. Included in the options are The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle. 

So if it was up to you, who would you choose as the 2012 Time Person of the Year? And Why? (Doesn't necessarily have to be someone on the list)

Cody Jackson December 01, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Sharon Swanepoel December 01, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Malala Yousafzai without a doubt for me, but it looks like the whole of North Korea voted, two or three times!
Crystal Huskey (Editor) December 01, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Apparently! Wow, you think he'll actually be named Person of the Year? That's a pretty wide margin of votes.
Ed Varn December 01, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Remember, Hitler was once Time's man of the year.
David Brown December 01, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Ed, the Person of the Year is the person who had the greatest effect on the news for the year. The recognition doesn't mean the nicest or best person of the year. That's why Adolph Hitler was named Person of the Year in 1938.
Tammy Osier December 02, 2012 at 12:07 AM
It's become quite a joke - something like the Nobel Peace Prize. I mean when a woman who wants the public to pay for her birth control and somebody named Pussy something is nominated??? (Really? Go look at the list).
Mr. B December 02, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Pussy Riot is the name of a band in Russia.
Crystal Huskey (Editor) December 02, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Tammy, Pussy Riot's story is pretty interesting, despite the name ;)
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew December 02, 2012 at 12:53 AM
People still read TIME?
Tammy Osier December 02, 2012 at 02:26 AM
I didn't look it up. Must be somewhere besidesthe US- lol. We haven't used that name in a decade or two (think James Bond-lol). I'll check it out.
Denna Millard December 02, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Malala Yousafzai. What a hero to all children wanting to gain an education and independence to earn a living!
David Binder December 02, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Given the choices I voted for Felix Baumgartner. After having seen the 2 hour documentary depicting his struggle to accomplish a feat that NO man ever has I feel it's deserving.
Joe STRM December 02, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Who is that?
Crystal Huskey (Editor) December 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM
The guy that jumped from space :) I agree, it was amazing!
Tammy Osier December 02, 2012 at 08:58 PM
It said that a person doesn't have to be on the list. What about Police Officer Larry DiPrimo whose picture was taken by a passerby of his giving a box of new boots to a homeless man? Here's an excerpt out of the story: ”Jennifer Foster of Florence, AZ was visiting Times Square with her husband Nov. 14 when they saw a shoeless man asking for change,”...she said (as she told her story to the NYPD)...:"Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man,” Foster told the NYPD. “The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching.” I love this story and the picture that she snapped (the Officer was unaware) is priceless. She later went to NYPD and told her story and found out who he was.
Kenneth Stepp December 03, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Tammy If you and I actually had a vote and it mattered, Officer DiPrimo would be on the cover of Time. Showing a servants heart is an incredible thing. When you think about what these officer's see every day, it warms my heart to see them maintain their desire to make a difference one person at a time. The officers I have gotten to know through ProjectLEO over the years have shown me this time and time again.
Tammy Osier December 03, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Well, Kenneth, we're living in the time prophecied in the bible where people are lovers of themselves. So, it's the ones that make the hollywood talk circuit (even our politicians do that) and go before congress to get others to pay for their extracurricular activities that make the front page now. Sad, isn't it?
Racer X December 03, 2012 at 11:47 AM
David Brown- If that is your and Times' definition of "Man of the year", both of you are yet another indicator of what is wrong with our country.
Good Grief Y'all December 03, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Oh, brother.
David Brown December 03, 2012 at 03:47 PM
My choice is Psy. There is so much division in our country and world. It is great that Psy provided a diversion from that division with "Gangnam Style" and that hilarious dance.
Kristi Reed (Editor) December 03, 2012 at 06:44 PM
David - you have a great point. Psy did something that few others have managed to do -- put a smile on millions of faces and bring a little fun into our lives. Spreading joy and happiness should be worth at least a few votes.


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