Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Your Turn

This is TIME's person of the year short list. Who are you picking from this list?

 Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!; Mohammed Morsi, president of Egypt; Undocumented Americans; Bill and Hillary Clinton; President Barack Obama; Malala Yousafzai, the student activist from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban; Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple; and the Higgs Boson and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.

84 comments:

Vera L- said...

Obama. Like him or hate him, he's done a lot for the country and changed the face of the country by earning re-election.

He seems to be good father, thoughtful leader and decent person. For a muslin ;)

Cathy said...

I really wonder if they'll do a last-minute add-in, like the teacher who died while protecting her class or something like that.

hothotheat said...

Malala Yousafzai.

greenmountaingal said...

Please forgive my ignorance on some of the names on this list. However, based on what I do know, I'd say Bill Clinton. He was such a vocal, visible force on the campaign trail and he really resurrected his career. I'm not sure that Obama's victory would've been sealed without Clinton.

Amber said...

KIM JONG-UN.

didi67 said...

I would have had "The Florida Voter" or the "Battleground State Voter" or even "The Voter" after the fight that was fought with the GOP trying to suppress the vote but if that can't be then definitely OBAMA!

Merlin D. Bear said...

Malala Yousafzai.

Rosemary Young said...

I like didi's suggestion. Or how about "the 47%."

Fijigrrl said...

Malala.

@Didi love it!

rhinovodka said...

I will go with Malala Yousafzai.

Einstein DeGeneres said...

Malala

MaeMae said...

Bill & Hil Clinton. They were both in the spotlight during the election, but I gotta give it to Hilary as she even worked her way into becoming a meme.

FSP said...

Pass

VIPblonde said...

Higgs Boson, hands down. That was a huge discovery!!

@Amber He does have the best tweets :)

LottaColada said...

Marissa Mayer. She's 37 and heads one of the top companies in America.

kgirl said...

President Obama

Snapdragon said...

Malala!

(I really don't understand why the CEO of Yahoo! is nominated, or the CEO of Apple, for that matter. *confused face*)

Roxy said...

Malala Yousafzai

Mari said...

Malala. When I was asked my reason for signing the petition to nominate her for the Nobel Prize, I said 'Education defeats evil.' Amazing young lady.

FrenchGirl said...

Malala,the student activist from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban

Vicki Cupper said...

Definitely Malala. Fuck the Taliban!

Snapdragon said...

(why they're on the list. Sorry, got confused by all the html code, haha)

Jamie 2 said...

Malala and everything she stands for.

Yuffie said...

Obviously my man BARACK! <3

Anastasia Beaverhausen said...

Malala, I second Vicki's sentiments.

Agent**It said...

Undocumented Americans.

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Aoife said...

President Obama
Bill and Hilary Clinton - power couple of the year
Malala

TracySwingKid said...

Bill and Hilary Clinton.

Off the list, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Mango said...

Malala Yousafzai


Cara said...

Malala - what a courageous young woman. Kids drop out of school every day and here she is, getting shot because all she wants is an education.

I think the 47% is a great idea, too :)

Rafi said...

Arab women. They have been really instrumental (and unfortunate casualties) in the civil war in Syria as well as the the unfortunate events in Gaza.

Glitter said...

The young student.

Err said...

I like Rafi's idea.

On the list though, I go with Malala.

Audrey said...

Malala - she is our future.

Turkish Taffy said...

Through all the negativity, even Hillary Clinton agrees that Mohammed Morsi was able to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian settlement. I think he can take a lot of credit for the Palestinian recognition at the UN.
Egypt is being stirred up now internally by troublemakers from the old regime who don't want to lose their indoor welfare benefits. Morsi has done a fabulous job in foreign relations-on the Palestinian and Syrian fronts. He is not a wild-eyed boogeyman, he is thoughtful, erudite, and represents the majority of the Egyptian and Arab people. Those who are seeking to undermine him for their own political greed are going to ruin the best chance for democracy and peace this region will ever have.

urban chaos said...

Hands down, Malala. She is an amazing young woman that deserves more accolades and interest so her story is NOT forgotten and their worthy cause becomes a non issue some day. (my hope)

SusanB said...

I hope it's Malala.

T. E. Cuz said...

Malala.

definitely NOT the individual who is in charge of droning multiple countries, killing thousands of innocent civilians, including MANY pakistani children.

mynerva said...

Malala - an extraordinarily courageous, brave and intelligent lady

HolidayinCambodia said...

Of this list, Malala.

FalseProfit said...

From that list, Giannati is the obvious choice. The discovery of the Higgs-Boson is so significant, we don't even grasp its ramifications yet.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Malala. A young but strong woman of tremendous courage and dignity.

Elissa said...

Malala Yousafzai, definitely! I don't see anyone else on that list with the sort of courage that girl has shown.

I don't get the logic behind nominating politicians for being politicians, or CEOs for being CEOs.

just saying said...

In view of choices in years past, Time's Person of the Year need be influential, not positive, nice, admired or liked.
Newtown is the 13th mass murder - just for this year- and the second of two last week.
I had also heard since Columbine there have been 30.

I nominate Mass Murderers.

SusanB said...

@ justsaying - you're right - Hitler was chosen one year because he had had the most influence on current events that year. And one year Time copped out and put some shiny stuff on the cover and said the person of the year was "You". Being Person of the Year isn't necessarily an honor.

Amy said...

Time has really lost its influence and relevance, hasn't it.

DBZee said...

Giannati in my heart, but most likely the Clintons. Hillary is stepping down as Secretary of State, Bill helped Obama clinch the election, they are enormously powerful and generally well-liked.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

The Prez or the Undocumented worker.

Obama is not a liar or a Muslim..if he were a Muslin he would admit it.

Darkmyst said...

Malala

iheartjacksparrow said...

I wouldn't pick anyone on the list. How about Lindsay Lohan? Joking! I'd pick George Lucas, who took the $4 billion he got from selling the Star Wars franchise and gave all away to eduction.

Robert said...

Malala Yousafzai: "I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one." She's a 14-year-old girl who faced actual physical danger most of us will thankfully never know. Fuck the Taliban is right.

SueRH said...

Off Topic - There's no WAY Enty lives in California. If he did, he would be getting up every morning and posting starting at 3:00am. And winding down at 12 noon. And for someone who gets most of their stories from the Daily Mail, it would seem he most likely lives in the UK.

libby said...

SIGH

Hi, all!

Amber said...

Enty's early morning posts go up at exact 15 minute intervals starting at 6 am PT. From that I infer that they are scheduled, which means he writes them in advance. If you check TMZ at night before bed or the DM, it's likely the evening stories will be your morning CDAN posts.

Della said...

Malala

auntliddy said...

It has got to be the person who recorded the 47% speech. He cost the repubs the election. All repub money, superpacs and propaganda- undone by this person. Who i think should get a medal. I do want to hear whats said behind closed doors, no matter what party it is. If i hv to chiose from the list, ill go with bison higgs in the hope that even after readings realms about it, i may eventually understand it, lol.

car54 said...

President Obama. I have great hopes for him now that he does not have to win any more elections. He has tremendous power and hopefully can use it to do some good in his second term without that pressure.

I love the Clintons tho. :)

T. E. Cuz said...

@car54, like bring the troops home? or cut aid to foreign countries? or reduce our obscene federal deficit/debt? or help legalize pot? or cut spending? or keep taxes low on the average citizen? or create a more transparent administration? or help us move out of this economic depression?



it took forever said...

Obama

Solitary Angel said...

Malala Yousafzai.

Agent**It said...

T.E. All of the above:)

warmislandsun said...

President Obama - how could you not choose him? Of course, if Michelle Obama were on the short list, she might beat him.

I love the first family - they are wonderful.

Mhdz said...

Sorry, I wouldn't pick anyone from that list. If it were up to me I'd pick Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX.

Janet296 said...

Malala Yousafzai because she speaks for the next generation of muslim girls. It is outrageous to get attacked just because she wants an education. Apparently Pakistani men are afraid of a girl with a book.

Henriette said...

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts! His decision to keep Obamacare was incredible. I never thought I would see something like that in my lifetime. It seemed that court was totally political, but that decision showed, at least one, justice can actually look at the law.

Lee Tanner said...

Malala or Higgs Boson. They both represent the power of education.

Dagny said...

I agree that the ramifications of discovering the Higgs-Boson are incredible. Definitely Giannati. I would also nominate the man who recently came up with a theory for how to build warp drive--Harold White.

http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

Jazzy said...

That is perfect, not only for the US, but also the people in Egypt who are voting for a constitution right now.

plrtz glrb said...

Malala

FlirtyChick74 said...

I'm on the Malala train too. She is a role model and icon to people around the world. She's exhibited far more courage than most people have or ever will have in the face of terrorists. I totally expect to see her on the cover of Time magazine.

Moonmaid said...

I'm thinking it's Obama. So many were convinced he'd be a one-term president, but he got stronger and put together a great campaign. Now he actually seems to have the resolve to get some things on his list done, and has shown real leadership in crisis (Hurricane Sandy, Sandy Hook shooting). He's no Carter, that's for sure.

brakewater said...

Time will be out of print within a year. Look at Newsweek. Irrelevant. /notapoliticalstatement

KittensRUs said...

Should be Victoria Soto.

All about Eve said...

Turkish Taffy, my husband is Egyptian with a lot of family still there and Morsi is nothing but another dictator! He only made peace between Hamas and Israel to try to have the US in his pocket! Why the US government hadsnt spoken out about his power grab? They're afraid to anger him and start a war over there! But meanwhile, women and minorities have no rights and no voice!!! Protesters demanding equal rights are being beaten in the streets and this referendum on this monstrosity he's calling a constitution is a joke!!

misspoppypants said...

It's too bad this is the short list. I think it should be "Anonymous." They fascinate me.

misspoppypants said...

It's too bad this is the short list. I think it should be "Anonymous." They fascinate me.

Groovy said...

HIGGS BOSON DUDE!!!

Tuxedo Cat said...

I would choose President Obama.

chachi said...

MalalaMalalaMalala!!

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

I second Amber's vote of Kim Jong Un. If he's good enough to win People's "Sexiest Man Alive" contest (good job, The Onion!) he's good enough for Time!

Update: Kim Jong Un won the Time reader's poll? What the what?

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/13/and-the-winner-of-times-person-of-the-year-reader-poll-is

Vera L - I'm taking your "for a Muslin" joke as referencing a ridiculous protest sign made famous on the internets that called Obama a "half-breed Muslin." Still trying to figure out how a person that's one-half cloth could exist!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54529720@N07/5497714659/#/

Jennmcn said...

Malala Yousafzai, far and away the best choice. She stood up to the Taliban, to do something we take for granted in the US. She wants an education. She is a truly heroic person in ways that make everyone else on the list look small.

ms_jacqui said...

Malala or Obama - I'm an Australian and I respect them both... let's just leave it as that.

ms_jacqui said...

Oh shitballs, I forgot all about Kim Jong Un... hmmm let's just leave him for sexiest North Korean Beloved Ruler Living instead shall we?!