CNN Names President Barack Obama the “Most Intriguing Person of 2012″

With his family by his side, Barack Obama is s...

CNN Names President Barack Obama the “Most Intriguing Person of 2012″ [Being sworn in 2009] (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One week after Time Magazine named President Barack Obama it’s “2012 Person of the Year,” CNN names him the “Most Intriguing Person of 2012.”

In just 12 months, the 51-year-old lawyer and former U.S. senator raised by a single mother went from a beleaguered candidate for re-election — his record and signature health care law under daily attack by Republican rivals — to being the first Democrat to win more than 50% of a presidential vote twice since Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Now the nation’s first African-American president is CNN’s Most Intriguing Person of 2012, as voted on by readers of CNN.com, five days after being named Time’s Person of the Year.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.