My Person of the Year

To help us make this year's selection, TIME asked people who were chosen in previous years for their 2006 nominations. A sampling:

CYNTHIA COOPER 2002 >THE AMERICAN VOTER Cooper was an auditor at WorldCom, where she blew the whistle on financial fraud

I would like to suggest the American Voter. The concept of one-person, one-vote spoke loudly at a pivotal time, regardless of party affiliation. The people express their will, and there is a peaceful transfer of power. It's an amazing phenomenon. This election, voters wanted change, and they got it.

JEFF BEZOS 1999 >WARREN BUFFETT Bezos is the founder and CEO of online retailing giant

I would like to nominate Warren Buffett, the legendary head of Berkshire Hathaway. This year Buffett...

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