Readers Weigh In On Time‘s Person Of The Year

Tonight, Time magazine is hosting a panel discussion on their 2010 Person of the Year with guests Wyclef Jean, Marissa Mayer, Daisy Khan, Meghan McCain and Joe Trippi. (We’ll be covering the event tonight, so make sure to keep an eye on FishbowlNY’s Twitter account for coverage, WiFi access permitting.) In anticipation, the magazine is asking its readers to weigh in on their readers’ choice poll, ranking each of the 25 candidates for Person of the Year on a scale of 0 to 100, from least to most influential.

This year’s candidates include newsmakers like the Chilean miners, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and — a person we knew quite well this time last year — The Unemployed American. Readers also have the option of “Liking” each of the candidates and can sign up to be notified of the winning person when he or she (or they) is announced on December 15th.

Additionally, Time is asking readers to gather together through social networking site Meetup in order to discuss, in person, their choices for Person of the Year, including local people who have made in an impact in their respective communities and report back with photos and highlights from their meetings.

A full list of this year’s candidates appears after the

  • Julian Assange
  • Glenn Beck
  • David Cameron
  • The Chilean Miners
  • Arne Duncan
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • Lady Gaga
  • Robert Gates
  • Tony Hayward
  • Hu Jintao
  • LeBron James
  • Steve Jobs
  • Hamid Karzai
  • David and Charles Koch
  • Liu Xiaobo
  • Barak Obama
  • Sarah Palin
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
  • The Unemployed American
  • J. Craig Venter
  • Elizabeth Warren, Mary Schapiro and Sheila Bair
  • Mark Zuckerberg

For more on this year’s candidates, visit

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