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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:18 AM

Time Names Mitt Romney Man of the Year 1912 = Andy Borowitz

December 19, 2012
Time Names Mitt Romney Man of the Year 1912
Posted by Andy Borowitz
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/12/time-names-mitt-romney-man-of-the-year-1912.html

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In an extraordinary gesture of recognition for a losing Presidential nominee, Time magazine today named former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney Man of the Year 1912.

In a press release explaining its decision, Time’s editorial board wrote, “Even though his quest for the Presidency was unsuccessful, Mr. Romney’s ideas about foreign policy, taxation, wealth inequality, and women’s rights typified the year 1912 as no one else has.”

In giving Mr. Romney the nod, Time said that he beat out such other candidates for Man of the Year 1912 as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Edward Smith, captain of the Titanic.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:44 AM

1. Mitt is way too regressive for 1912

That was the Progressive era, trust busting, etc.. Romney definitely belongs a decade earlier in the Gilded Age.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:57 AM

2. Agreed

I think he is an excellent choice.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:17 AM

3. Except the presidential election of 1912

Was a four-way race between three bona fide progressives and a socialist. We should be so lucky...

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:45 PM

4. A difficult decision between Mitt and the Captain of the Titanic

In giving Mr. Romney the nod, Time said that he beat out such other candidates for Man of the Year 1912 as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Edward Smith, captain of the Titanic.

“It was very close between Romney and the Titanic guy, but we gave it to Romney because it took him slightly longer to sink,” Time wrote.


Under the command of Edward Smith, the Titanic's passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in North America.

Mitt also took a lot of the wealthiest people in the world down with him, but fortunately many emigrants and immigrants escaped the fatal sinking.



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