Color on the Cover: Barack Obama Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

President-Elect Barack Obama has been named Time Magazine‘s Person of the Year for 2008.

“He hit the American scene like a thunderclap, upended our politics, shattered decades of conventional wisdom and overcame centuries of the social pecking order,” the magazine writes.

Runners-up included:
Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson
President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin
Chinese film director Zhang Yimou

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