Time Magazine has annointed Barack Obama as their Person of the Year. Time said “He has come to dominate the public sphere so completely that it beggars belief to recall that half the people in America had never heard of him two years ago “” that even his campaign manager, at the outset, wasn’t sure Obama had what it would take to win the election. He hit the American scene like a thunderclap, upended our politics, shattered decades of conventional wisdom and overcame centuries of the social pecking order. ”
Runner-ups included Hank Paulson, Nicolas Sarkozy and yes Sarah Palin. Would you believe Time magazine couldn’t resist mentioning Sarah Palin’s allegation of a false pregnancy? Oh the class of our modern media.
No mention of Michael Phelps in the runner up.