Person of the Year 2007

TIME asked prominent individuals, including former Persons of the Year, whom they would choose for 2007. The nominations are in

Peter Ueberroth Former Olympics organizer and director of the Contrarian Group, an investment firm For the 2007 Person of the Year, I nominate Vladimir Putin because he decided to perpetuate himself as a leader, letting the world know he's going to be around for a long time, in and out of office. He won the 2014 Winter Olympics for Sochi, Russia; he went to Guatemala and spoke English to an international crowd. He is an influence on all points of the globe--whether for good or bad, time will tell.

Betty Ford Former First Lady and founder of the renowned drug-addiction treatment...

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