Some Past Honorees Give Their Picks for This Year

To help us make the selection, TIME asked prominent individuals, including previous Persons of the Year, whom they would choose. The first installment:

RUDY GIULIANI 2001 Former Mayor of New York City and chairman of Giuliani Partners

I'd select Mother Nature. As we have seen this year, in a flash Mother Nature can claim lives, disrupt families, even change the geography of the world. Hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, earthquakes and wildfires have reawakened our respect for forces greater than ourselves.

TED TURNER 1991 CNN's founder and chairman of the United Nations Foundation

Bono should be named TIME'S Person of the Year. No single individual has done more to raise global awareness about the urgency and need to create a more peaceful and equitable world. And...

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