OCCUPATION: President of the United States of America
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 30
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 3
PRO: His campaign to bring democracy to the Middle East has fundamentally changed U.S. foreign policy and influence as well as international perceptions of America. Spearheaded the No Child Left Behind Act to close the achievement gap and provide options to parents with children in low-performing schools.
CON: Has the lowest approval rating of any second-term president since Harry Truman. The heated race for the 2008 presidential election, front and center in the media, underscores his status as a lame duck.
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