December 19, 2012

Time magazine has selected Barack Obama as their Person of the Year, despite the best efforts of 4chan to install Kim Jong-un to the top of the readers poll.  Writing of their decision, they explained:

The long view of history tends to be the judge of a presidency. As we approach what President Obama hopes will be the midpoint of his tenure in the Oval Office, it is too early to draw conclusions on his legacy as Commander in Chief. What we do know is that Obama’s first term has been a historic one: the first African American to hold the county’s highest office, Obama and his Administration have battled a recession, passed health care reform and legislation to end the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, formally ended the war in Iraq and brought Osama bin Laden to justice.

Also, “this photo”, they didn’t say, but you could tell it’s what they were thinking.

Time via TPM via Gawker (photo: Pete Souza/The White House via Time)

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