President-Elect Barack Obama named person of the year by TIME

History could not wait. TIME magazine has named President-Elect Barack Obama person of the year.

December 18, 2008, West Palm Beach FL ( Florida government and headline news correspondents with (JNF) reports Barack Obama, the politician who rose from obscurity to become the first African-American president of the United States, was named person of the year by Time magazine on Wednesday. Time makes their person of the year selection based on the person who most affected the news for better or worse. Time cited Obama’s unlikely run for the presidency, his ability to energize voters and the expectations abounding for his presidency at home and abroad as some of its reasons for picking him as the top story of 2008.

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