Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) December 19, 2012
Whew! Sandra Fluke avoided having to accept such a sexist award; she was nominated for “Person of the Year” as well. Alas, she lost out to the participation ribbon president. Twitter, as always, predicted this “gutsy call.”
And so they did.
BREAKING NEWS — President Obama named TIME's Person of the Year—
Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 19, 2012
Howard Kurtz thinks it totally makes sense!
Barack Obama is Time's person of the year. Obvious, yes, but makes sense. Wonder if mag would have picked Romney had he won.—
(@HowardKurtz) December 19, 2012
Squee! Libs swoon in truly mockable fashion.
So proud the love of my life made person of the year again!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that Obama was voted Time's person of the year!!—
Katie Click (@mskatieclick) December 19, 2012
But, wait … some aren’t so thrilled with the cover. Because, racist.
The sane have a different take.
It could have been worse? So, there’s that? Look who was considered:
TIME editor Richard Stengel says Egypt's President was considered for Person of the Year because he's "trying to reconcile moderates." Huh?!—
Seth (@dcseth) December 19, 2012
The mocking by the sane continues.
Barack Obama is Time Magazines Person of the year? A might be a little bias, but there are so many people doing better things than Obama.—
Alex Hanson (@theAlexHanson) December 19, 2012
“@wis10: President Obama named Time Magazine Person of the Year”
What a shock. The love fest continues.—
Michael (@mweathersby1) December 19, 2012
Hmm. Time gives the award to “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill.” Maybe it was deserved, if going with the “for ill” criterion. Still, most consider this a predictable, big snooze.
Just when I thought Time could never top "You" as their least-inspired choice for "Person of the Year"…they managed.—
Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) December 19, 2012
And the irrelevant news of the day: boxed wine apparently spoils faster than bottled and Obama is Time Man/Person of the Year.—
Rep. Dan Gordon (@_RepDanGordon) December 19, 2012