Honoring Obama

Your article naming President-Elect Barack Obama as Person of the Year was insightful, interesting and original [Dec. 29]. After two elections in which the American people voted for the guy they'd most like to have a beer with, you illustrated why we voted a different way this time. We finally elected the smartest guy in the room.
Erin Pagel-Mohr, REDLANDS, CALIF., U.S.

Choosing Obama as TIME's Person of the Year was so predictable. TIME should change its name to the New Republic and follow the ideology of that publication.
Ken Taylor, HARTFORD, TENN., U.S....

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