J.K. Rowling is way ahead of Al Gore and Barack Obama on Time Magazine‘s poll for “Person of the Year.” My bet is that Nobel Laureate and ‘global climate change franchise owner‘ Al Gore will be the eventual winner — but as of today, I confirmed with Time that there still is no decision and that the opportunity to influence the magazine is still open.
My pick would be the “Guantanamo Detainee” because this unresolved problem goes to the very core of what America decides to be in the future.
Lots of other names come to mind — Ahmadinejad, Putin, Petraeus, Ron Paul, Obama, Schwarzenegger, Sarkozy, George Soros, Angelina Jolie, Larry Craig, Dick Cheney, the Guantanamo Detainees. . .and lots of others no doubt.
I talk about this in the video above — and look forward to your thoughts on who really ought to be the person of the year. Feel free to post here — or email me at Steve@TheWashingtonNote.com.
I will tally the names here and send them off to Time as well as publish them on both The Washington Note and Huffington Post.
— Steve Clemons