The real choice was Malala, just below Mursi and Kim Jong both heloped by a network of 'political global and local goons and hackers.' Yet, the Time board went for Obama. According to Time Magazine "Person of the year" online voting, it wasn't actually Barack Obama who won the votes, Top 3 Kim Jong-Un, Malala Yousafzai and Muhammad Morsi
The real problem was that Barack Obama was the logical choice of the Time board for 2012, and that's simply was not happening through voting. He was not winning in the readers' poll. The readers had decisively chosen Malala Yousafzai.
She has the least negative votes ("no way") and was coming in 3d on positive votes ("definitely"). Ahead of her on the positive list were Mohamed Mursi and next ahead of Mursi was negative campaigners Kim Jong Un. Hackers reportedly rigged the results of an online poll, giving Kim more than 5 million votes for 'man of the year.' North Korean state media, apparently unaware of the hoax, reported the results Tuesday.
Malala Yousafzai was the humane face but it was overruled by Time editorial board. Obama big campaign donations worked miracles.