According to a top source, Mitt Romney's wife Ann Romney is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the politician's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 26/04/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Romney for Person of the Year?
The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 70-year-old politician, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Romney so important is the potential and influence she now has, rather than anything she has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the politician have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Detroit Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Detroit (Ann Romney's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the politician was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Ann Romney Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 25 Apr 2019
“Congrats! Ann has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 25 Apr 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Ann Romney?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 25 Apr 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Ann Romney?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2019 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019?
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