James Comey, TIME's Person of the Year 2018?

According to a credible source, Former FBI director James Comey is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2018. But while the politician's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 24/02/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Comey 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 57-year-old politician, as a 2018 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Comey so important is the potential and influence he now has, rather than anything he 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 ‘New York Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in New York (James Comey'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:

“#ComeyPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 23 Feb 2018
“Congrats! James has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 23 Feb 2018
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not James Comey?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 23 Feb 2018

Could 2018 officially be the Year of James Comey?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2018 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2018?

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