President Barack Obama has been named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year 2012…the second time in four years and much to the disappointment of geeks everywhere who tried in vain to influence the voting and get Kim Jong-un to win. 4chan users successfully got the North Korean Leader to win the readers poll for Person of the Year, but the decision is ultimately made by TIME Magazine editors.
And here’swhat TIME had to say about BO winning again…or just the end bit at least where they assume us normal folks understand this long ass winded dramatic sh*t.
“At the end of Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison’s great 1952 novel about racial injustice, the central character says, “America is woven of many strands; I would recognize them and let it so remain … Our fate is to become one, and yet many — This is not prophecy, but description.” Just 12 years ago, Obama was so invisible that he attended the 2000 Democratic National Convention in L.A. and watched it on the Jumbotron in the Staples Center parking lot. Today he is universally visible — and known. But he would agree with Ellison’s observation that this change is indeed description and not prophecy. The new America is not so much the old e pluribus unum — out of many, one — but, as Ellison says, one and yet many. That is Obama’s America. For finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union, Barack Obama is TIME’s 2012 Person of the Year.” [TIME]