Of course, the Time reporter indicates in the disclaimer that a person’s inclusion in the poll does not necessarily mean that he or she is a serious candidate. Sure.
Personally, I kinda think the Occupy freaks will actually win Time’s Person of the Year. What do you think?
p.s. Click the article link and you can vote, if you want.
From Time Magazine:
by Nate Rawlings
From tsunamis to budget battles to revolutions, 2011 has been a tumultuous, news-packed year. Who influenced the news most, for better or for ill? Tradition dictates that TIME’s editors choose the Person of the Year, but we want to know: if you were in charge, who would it be? And remember, a person’s inclusion as a ‘candidate’ in the poll doesn’t mean he, she or they are serious candidates to be named Person of the Year by the magazine.
On Sept. 17, about 2,000 people amassed on Wall Street to protest corporate greed and influence in government. They didn’t succeed in occupying all of the financial district, or even all of Wall Street, but they have taken and held a small urban park in lower Manhattan around the corner from Ground Zero. In the early weeks of the demonstrations, a core group of protesters set up a complex tent city from which they organized large marches and rallied around the slogan “We are the 99%.” The movement has since gone national, with rallies and “occupations” in dozens of cities across the U.S., from Oakland, where confrontations with the police became violent, to Atlanta, where protesters expanded the group’s mandate by occupying a house to prevent a bank from taking it in foreclosure.
From Time Magazine