The fact that he was named “person of the year” in 2008 makes this even dumber.

Via Mediaite:

TIME’s managing editor, Rick Stengel, revealed their “Person of the Year” on Wednesday morning on Today.

“He obviously won re-election,” Stengel said. “He won re-election despite higher unemployment rate than anyone had to face in 70 years. He’s the first Democrat to actually win two consecutive terms with over 50 percent of the vote. That’s something we haven’t seen since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And he’s basically the beneficiary and the author of a new America. A new demographic, a new cultural America that he’s now the symbol of.”

Obama was also the “Person of the Year” in 2008.