TIME ‘Person of the Year’: Barack Obama

Donovan Slack, Politico, December 19, 2012

TIME has selected President Barack Obama as its Person of the Year for 2012.

Managing editor Richard Stengel said Obama is not only a political figure, but a cultural one who personifies a “new American.”

“There has been much talk of the coalition of the ascendant—young people, minorities, Hispanics, college-educated women—and in winning re-election, Obama showed that these fast-growing groups are not only the future but also the present,” Stengel wrote.

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Read Stengel’s explanation here and Michael Scherer’s cover story here.

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