Not to jump on the bandwagon, but we have to side with Time Magazine on this one.
Just this morning it was announced that President Barack Obama was the Person of the Year…again. He won the accolade in 2008 when he was elected the first Black president of these United States. And some are even arguing it’s simply his reelection that made Time bestow him the honor again.
I admit it was the unprecedented reelection. But it wasn’t just that he smashed Romney in electoral votes. It was the culmination of his fourth year of presidency, that intense moment when everything that he worked for could have been taken away from him. But it wasn’t. He maintained and kept office. He kept the people’s vote. And this is how (keep in mind these accomplishments span his presidency):
He inherited the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and led us out of it like Moses led the Hebrews!
He saved or created 3 million new jobs with the American Recovery Act.
Young adults can stay on their parents’ health care plans until they turn 26.
People with pre-existing conditions will no longer be denied health coverage.
He reduced student loan payments for college students and borrowers to 10 percent of their discretionary income.
He’s endured two wars, ended one (Iraq), and plans to end another (Afghanistan).
He led the international effort to remove Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Play Act. Need I say more??
I could really go on. And on. And on. Try me.
But I’m here to tell you why GG thinks Obama had one hell of a year. And while all of the above doesn’t even began to put a dent in why our president is The Answer a la Iverson, I’ve got some accomplishments from this year that make President Barack Obama the absolute only choice for Person of the Year:
He’s not too cool to get all caught up in Spiderman’s imaginary web.
Working out, anywhere, is a priority. Even in the middle of a basketball game. (Actually, during the 2012 “Shoot for Strength” game at the White House, Obama and the kids had to do a push-up for every shot the pros made).
He has moves. Now how many TIME “People of the Year” fought a war and could cut a rug?
He colors. Maybe not too well, because this little girl is skeptical, but still. He colors.
The kids. Kids and animals always get it right.
He perfected his mean mug with gymnast McKayla Maroney.
He told ya’ll that these Republicans can’t hold him back…
He knows how to kick it. Everybody needs a break sometimes…even the President.
His wife is this AMAZING woman. Can we take back our bid for Barack as Person of the Year? I’m going with Michelle ALL DAY!
The kids again. Told you they know what they’re talking about!
Anytime this year. Anywhere this year. He will challenge you to some b-ball. And he will win. He’s the President after all.
He appreciates a good studded heel.
The babies man! The babies!
He looks boss as shit driving a car. One hand on the wheel!
Generation barriers? What’s that?
He’s not afraid to take a “selfie” picture.
Pizza men love him. And he loves pizza.
And last, but definitely not least, he’s a doting father and husband who has enough sensitivity to deal with national crisis like Sandy Hook, Aurora and Hurricane Sandy, while battling the economy with ferocity and advocating for women’s reproductive rights, gay marriage, health care, prevention against hate crimes…we could be here all day.
And if you’re skeptical about our pick for Person of the Year leading us into a bright future, remember…he’s consistent. Okay? “Leh Be Clear Shawty:”
Christina Coleman is the News and Politics Editor at GlobalGrind. As a previous science writer, she is obsessed with NASA and is a self-proclaimed foodie with a crush on Anthony Bourdain.
SOURCE: White House