Person of the Year

TIME asked prominent individuals, including former TIME 100 honorees, whom they would choose for 2008. The nominations continue

Ann Coulter Conservative controversialist and best-selling author

I name Sarah Palin for her genius at annoying all the right people. I haven't seen liberals so enraged by a woman since me. Once John McCain was nominated, the election was a snoozefest until our hero bounded out of the Alaskan tundra. Palin is wildly interesting, charismatic and charming, so Democrats fixated on her inexperience--meaning she is only five times as experienced as our next President.

Ron Paul Texas Congressman and 2008 Republican presidential candidate

Amid a horrific financial crisis, all we hear are calls for more of the money-printing, spending and subsidies...

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