Vote for TIME’s Person of the Year: Steve Jobs among 25 candidates

The reader’s choice poll for TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year went live today. There are 25 choices for readers to rank on a scale of 0 – 100 (Least influential to Most Influential). The poll includes Apple CEO Steve Jobs, of course.

The list of this year’s candidates is listed below. As usual, TIME’s editors who choose the actual “Person of the Year” reserve the right to disagree with readers.

TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year Readers’ Choice Candidates:
(Current Rank, Name(s), Average Rating, Total Votes)

1. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert , 92, 3568
2. Lady Gaga, 74, 2381
3. Julian Assange, 64, 2075
4. The Unemployed American, 76, 1252
5. The Chilean Miners, 64, 1458
6. Barack Obama, 73, 1195
7. Steve Jobs, 69, 755
8. Mark Zuckerberg, 67, 771
9. Glenn Beck, 23, 2115
10. Sarah Palin, 33, 1399
11. Robert Gates, 66, 520
12. Liu Xiaobo, 72, 455
13. David Cameron, 46, 675
14. Hu Jintao, 64, 455
15. Nancy Pelosi, 47, 583
16. Arne Duncan, 43, 572
17. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 43, 506
18. Craig Venter, 63, 339
19. Elizabeth Warren, Mary Schapiro and Sheila Bair, 58, 293
20. David and Charles Koch, 41, 383
21. Tony Hayward, 31, 473
22. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, 45, 315
23. LeBron James, 23, 554
24. Hamid Karzai, 35, 325
25. Jonathan Franzen, 30, 365

See the 2010 Person of the Year poll here and who is winning so far today here.

See the candidates profiles here.

Additionally, TIME is asking readers to Meetup with others in their community to discuss who should be Person of the Year based on the list of potential candidates below or a local person who made the most difference in their community. TIME is asking individuals to report back with what they decide and submit a photo of the Meetup.

Links:
• http://www.time.com/time/meetup
• http://www.meetup.com/time/

MacDailyNews Take: You know what to do.

39 Comments

  1. @Jen
    I hope what ever you are smokin’, you are willing to share.

    You may want to consider that ALL politicians are liars.

    And no, I am not a Democrat or Liberal. So, don’t even go there.

    On topic:
    I think that Steve Jobs deserves the award.

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