My Person of the Year

To help us make this year's selection, TIME asked people who have been featured in the magazine for their 2006 nominations. A sampling:

John Kerry, presidential contender in 2004, is the junior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

I nominate the veterans who ran for Congress for their guts, grit, brains and heart. In Washington, veterans are too often seen as backdrops for speeches but seldom listened to about war and peace and body armor. Now the troops are speaking, and they will change the character of Congress.

VETERANS WHO RAN FOR CONGRESS

Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson are the creators of MySpace.com

This year TIME should look at Warren Buffett. Rather than duplicating what Bill and Melinda Gates have done, he supported them...

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