Time's person of the year is 'The Protestor' but Time didn't consider those hoards of protestors in Madison, WI worth naming ..... "In the U.S., three acute and overlapping money crises — tanked economy, systemic financial recklessness, gigantic public debt — along with ongoing revelations of double dealing by banks, new state laws making certain public-employee-union demands illegal and the refusal of Congress to consider even slightly higher taxes on the very highest incomes mobilized Occupy Wall Street and its millions of supporters." Read more: The Protester - Person of the Year 2011 Mobilized OWS? The local news in Green Bay cast this as a snub. I sort of want to say to that since I am a Walker supporter, but seriously ... this is a shoddy account of the protest movement in the U.S. during this year. On a somewhat related note I smile to hear that Paul Ryan was a runner-up. Time called him the most influential American politician of the year and added: "Through a combination of hard work, good timing and possibly suicidal guts, the Wisconsin Republican managed to harness his party to a dramatic plan for dealing with America's rapidly rising public debt."