- Rudy Giuliani : Barack Obama
- Queen Rania al-Abdullah: The waiting billions (Millennium Development Goals)
- Cory Booker: Barack Obama
- Peter Ueberroth: Single mothers and grandmothers
Did you catch that? Peter Ueberroth (recent U.S. Olympic Committee chairman of the board and former baseball commissioner) wants me to be TIME magazines Person of the Year. On behalf of all the fascinating, tenacious single moms and grandmothers in our world, I humbly accept this honorable nomination.Mr. Ueberroth is quoted saying, "My choice is single mothers and grandmothers, who provide the economics, love, health care, discipline and confidence to so many of the next generation around the world whom they are raising. A great example of their skill is our new President-elect. I've seen this phenomenon firsthand on every continent. They are the true heroines of the new world."
I want to thank my own parents and family for making sure I can live independently. Without them, I never would manage raising a teen-age son on my own. A compassionate, insightful teen-age son, at that.