Person of the Year: Barack Obama

Obama_cover Time unveiled its pick this morning, certainly one of the least surprising choices in years.

The cover is an original portrait from Shepard Fairey, whose image of Obama became iconic (and imitated) on posters throughout the campaign.

Zhang Yimou was one of the runners up, as the creative genius behind the Olympic opening ceremonies in Beijing. His entry was written by Steven Spielberg, who was to be an artistic adviser to the Games before he withdrew to protest China’s lack of action in solving the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

He writes of Zhang, “In one evening of visual and emotional splendor, he educated, enlightened and entertained us all. In doing so, Zhang secured himself a place in world history.”

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  1. Dean says:

    With all the ballot stuffing, vote rigging, identity fraud, payoffs and internet trolling we all know went on during the election because we all remember it, the only reason this Obama criminal isn’t in federal custody is the massive threat of Africans rioting across America, resulting in the massive burning of most of our major cities and unprecedented death to American citizens. And this is from a guy who’s history, origins and identity is still a complete ambiguous mystery. A guy who is the true, and the ONLY, mystery enshrouded “President-elect” in American history. And we’re all expected to put all of our food and our families lives into the care of this evil invisible menace living and ruling within America. Within Washington DC. Within The White House. This Obama.
    This is the day to take a stand for us all.

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