CNN’s Most Intriguing Person of 2012 – Barack Hussein Obama
And they wonder why their ratings are in the toilet. I still fail to see what’s so ‘intriguing’ about Obama, aside from his fetish for golf and raising taxes. But when you have a collection of stiffs like Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Erin Burnett, Soledad O’Brien, and bitter fruit Don Lemon, I guess this is what you should expect. The list also included Kim Jong Psy, Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi, Honey Boo Boo, Kim Jong Un and Syrian Genocide leader Bashar Al-Assad. So Obama was in good company I guess.
In just 12 months, the 51-year-old lawyer and former U.S. senator raised by a single mother went from a beleaguered candidate for re-election — his record and signature health care law under daily attack by Republican rivals — to being the first Democrat to win more than 50% of a presidential vote twice since Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Now the nation’s first African-American president is CNN’s Most Intriguing Person of 2012, as voted on by readers of CNN.com, five days after being named TIME’s Person of the Year.