Barack Obama is Person of the Year for the second consecutive year. He has surprised everyone by running a campaign centered around the issues and the people of the United States listened, making him the first African-American president in the history of the United States. After a rigorous campaign against Hillary Clinton the battle against John McCain was a cakewalk.
Mr. McCain continued to shoot himself in the foot by making statements like "The economy is fundamentally sound" and "I voted with George W. Bush 90% of the time." When McCain's campaign manager stated that the McCain camp would run on personality rather than the issues it sealed the doom of the G.O.P. In a quiet eloquent fashion Barack Obama told the US citizen that a vote for McCain would be a vote for the third term of George W. Bush, a president whose poll numbers are below 30% The media and the US public agreed that Obama had won all presidential debates. Mr. Obama appears to be just what the country needs. Someone genuinely concerned with the well being of ALL the people and someone who will make the rich pay their fair share of taxes.
When McCain tried to get the country to feel sorry for "Joe The Plumber" who would see part of his anticipated $250,000 salary being taxed all the Obama had to do was point out that "Joe The Plumber" wasn't even a plumber. He didn't even have a license. For the G.O.P the 2008 Presidential campaign was a perfect storm that sank them. If Barack Obama can put people back to work the same way that Franklin Roosevelt did in another turbulent era then next year, for a unprecented third time he could be chosen Person of The Year.