This year? I'm thinking Dr. Anthony Fauci. This moment is the culmination of an extensive career and journey spanning multiple administrations and epidemics. And the whims of history has made it ... complicated.
As much as I hate Donald Trump, 2020 has basically been all about his policies, his responses to events, his ideas. He's a fucking horrible excuse for a human being, but 2020 has basically been the year of Trump.
Yeah, but you could say the same of the last four years. He already was POTY in 2016, and it's been a continuous cluster-fudging ever since. POTUS Trump has been doing this stuff almost as long as Brexit so far.
This pandemic is a once-in-a-century thing; maybe more.
To sarcastically point them out as not the person of next year, as a group those currently aligning with 45's contention that he won the election. They can vaguely read off "SARS-CoV-2" btw, taking SAR as alluding to SARcasm, 2 to 2nd term, V to victory, and Co to Companions.
anyone and everyone who, using their intelligence, critical thinking abilities, kindness, consideration, empathetic tendencies, etc., made the people around them happier, safer, healthier, saner, and less ignorant of the world around them.
@Phil Stracchino Yes. The top-brass at the Pentagon is composed of a wealth of such people. I always got along well with the military people I've worked with. They, like me, are allergic to bullshit. They are also, by definition, very smart and well-behaved, or they wouldn't be there. Very easy to get along with such people.
Damn! Gonna' have to get used to the new @Katherine Bond avatar image. ;)@frater chaos... Yes, you! You've spent a goodly amount of your time here dispelling bullshit and rumor. That alone is an achievement of which to be proud. Yeah... it's true that you're a grump ol' intolerant bastard, too, but... ;)@Phil Landmeier (ᚠ)... I'm guessing my natural herbal remedies/bourbon infused Heavy Metal music splattering across your Stream was NOT the qualifying merit of the nomination. ;)
@V. T. Eric Layton I must admit that when I see POTY, I think of something completely different. As a ham radio guy, I'm gearing up to participate in something called POTA -- Parks On The Air. The idea is that you set up a portable operation in a park or other notable spot and put that spot on the air. Lots of hams collect these things, so you make hundreds of contacts across the country and around the world in a short period of time. It's lots of fun.
A friend here already does it and is building an antenna tower trailer setup. I'm working on an enclosed emergency communications trailer with heating and A/C, three operating positions, computers, precision time base, and all forms of digital communication, that also mounts an antenna tower. And, we plan to work together.
I see the logic for that choice. In all the craziness, it was easy to lose sight of how significant Harris's election is.
And back a few weeks ago it wouldn't have been so obvious that the DOTUS would still be denying this election. Time's POTY choice emphasizes to the racist regressives that yes - this election really did hapen. (Including to, of course, the racist regressive in chief.)
It won't change their viewpoint though. The ones denying it will only double down. Women and black or brown people occupying the Oval Office just isn't a thing. God gave this world to THEM. He said so. Personally. In writing.
@Isaac Kuo: Nate Silver commented (or repeated) the observation that Democrats have won every time they’ve had a Black on the ticket, and lost every time they haven’t, this century. Mind, n=4, small sample. But suggestive. Key in GA, MI, PA, WI.
AZ would have been lost without the native American vote, too.