“Two years from now, I want the American people to be able to say, ‘Government’s not perfect; there are some things Obama does that get on my nerves. But you know what? I feel like the government’s working for me…I feel that this is a President and an Administration that admits when it makes mistakes and adapts itself to new information, that believes in making decisions based on facts and on science as opposed to what is politically expedient.’”
— President-elect Barack Obama, from a Q&A with Time, which announced today that Obama is the 2008 Person of the Year. The news isn’t exactly a surprise. But Time‘s profile of Obama offers yet another window into the man who will take office under unprecedented circumstances. Don’t miss “The Long-Lost Negatives,” a slideshow of images of Obama from 1980, when he was a student at Occidental College.