TIME’s person of the year is supposedly the one who most influenced the world, but at least 80% of your hagiography of President Barack Obama simply details his successful election campaign strategy, and even that recognizes that Mitt Romney simply self-destructed. Had Obama lost the election, what would have remained of his global impact during the year to justify your award? All you do to back up your claim about a “new America” is tell us that young people look toward the future (ho-hum) and that “minorities” turned out to vote again.
Maybe the shallowness of TIME’s rationale reflects this “new America” you speak of.
Eric Fenster, Paris, France