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Time narrows down Person of the Year candidates

updated 01:25 pm EST, Mon December 14, 2009

Jobs holds as one of seven finalists

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is one of the few remaining candidates for Time's Person of the Year 2009 award, the magazine has announced. First nominated earlier this month, Jobs is now one of just seven candidates remaining. Notably absent is a cumulative entry representing Iranian protesters, formerly one of the top reader choices.

Other finalists include several popular reader votes, namely Barack Obama, Stanley McChrystal and Usain Bolt. Also present are Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House; Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve; and lastly the Chinese worker, said to be increasingly important in one of the world's largest economies. The winner of the award will be announced on Wednesday.




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  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Stephen Colbert!

    Why not?

    (I like Obama a lot but I hope it's not Obama. I like the general direction, but this is getting embarrassing; let him fix the economy and health care, then we can hail him as a great man.)

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    TIME magazine?

    Does anyone actually read or care about TIME magazine anymore?

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Person of the year.....

    Should be the protesters in Iran...

    As i said before, it would still be cool if teh Jobs got it.

    - A

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    comment title

    Give to the dude who created Facebook.

  1. PRoth

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Well...

    Having the Chinese worker doesn't really narrow down the list of candidates, now does it... Gotta weed through a few billion, dontcha? :P

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    Facebook guy

    yeah for me I think it's the Facebook guy.

    Iranian protesters would be 2nd for me. They haven't done a lot YET... but they have not gone away either. If they ever get rid of the current government, then they would be Person of the Year.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    What a shocker!

    The video won't even play! Let's here it for flash!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Lousy picks

    Seriously, how many people are actually going to wake up early on Wednesday, actually turn on the 'Today' show, and sit there waiting for the exciting announcement of the next 'Man of the Year', one of the most over-hyped pronouncements out there (along with the Heisman trophy, the Nobel Prize, and winning Survivor/Big Brother/American Idol/Insert Stupid Reality Show here).

    First, Jobs doesn't deserve it because, seriously, what has he done this year? Maybe if the whiz-bang iTablet came out, and they completely changed the AppleTV to more than a 'hobby' device as they call it. One has to think they picked him for no other reason than to get the big Apple fanboy hits.

    Obama won last year and he didn't do anything this year to warrant selection (it certainly doesn't help when the Democratic congress and senate dare think for themselves rather than just fall lock-step in line with the party leaders, like some other party one could mention). Nancy Pelosi has done less than Obama (since she hasn't done anything, and can't even galvanize the party on anything without having to make deals).

    The fact that the Chinese worker is on the list should easily point out that 'they' will be the winner (even though they won just three years ago in the stupid pick of 'You'). I think it's part of some deal so the Chinese don't call in their debts and take over the magazine.

  1. Outdo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    You Have Got To BE Kidding!!!

    Both with Jobs in the running ... and all the others, too.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Ben Bernanke wins.

    I agree & disagree with this decision, but hey it's not just about what i think.

    - A

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