TIME 100: Who Should Be the Person of the Century?

TIME's continuing series on the 100 most influential people of the 20th century will culminate in December, when we name a single figure as the Person of the Century. This week we have asked leading Democratic and Republican candidates for the U.S. presidency to name their selections. Here are their nominations:

WINSTON CHURCHILL was the century's best example of how individuals can shape history rather than being shaped by it. The force of his will and his words gave courage to his country and saved the West. Yet it was also Churchill who, after World War II, discerned the dangers to...

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