I can't say Time Magazine is good with suspense and surprises. Did we expect anybody else to win Person of the Year 2008? Back on December 9, I wrote a post at Michelle Obama Watch reporting that Obama had over 500K reader poll votes while the second place candidate stood at a paltry 24K. Unlike the primary and general election polls, that ish ain't even close.
During his follow-up interview with Time Magazine, Obama reminded me of the palpable hope I have in him to become one of the best Presidents this country ever had the honor to elect. He clearly embraces his accountability to the American people, an expectation I dropped like a rock a long time ago. Keeping on that theme, Obama offers a checklist for voters to use in judging his performance two years from now: