On Dec. 14, Time magazine will announce its Person of the Year — which isn’t guaranteed to be an actual man or woman.
But in the run-up, the magazine has invited votes on 40 candidates, including Barack Obama, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un.
Some people have as many votes against them as for them. Included in the options are The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle.
Here are the finalists:Kim Jong Un Jon Stewart Mohamed Morsi Undocumented Immigrants Malala Yousafzai Stephen Colbert Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein Gabby Douglas Hillary Clinton Chris Christie Ai Weiwei Bashar Assad Sheldon Adelson Roger Goodell Psy The Mars Rover E.L. James Barack Obama Felix Baumgartner The Higgs Boson Particle Pussy Riot Bill Clinton Sandra Fluke Michael Phelps Mitt Romney Joe Biden John Roberts Mo Farah Benjamin Netanyahu Marissa Mayer Michael Bloomberg Paul Ryan Jay-Z Tim Cook Mario Draghi Xi Jinping Bo Xilai Karl Rove
So if it was up to you, who would you choose as the 2012 Time Person of the Year? And Why? (It doesn't have to be someone on the list)