Not at all surprised...for a variety of reasons. One is that he got reelected, and that race was the dominant story of 2012. Second, is the media is always going to use their available tools to spread propaganda favoring their views. Third is that I cannot think of another person or event this year that would get this award. It has really been a crappy year all around. Other than the Olympics in summer, it has been a genuinely un-enjoyable year with little notable stories other than tabloid type news and disasters.
>Other than the Olympics in summer,
No offense intended, but that PC sham they called the olympics was a leftist love fest of smoldering dung proportions.
Even the islami jihadi was so enamored by its fawning that they did not assault it.