George W. Bush

TIME picks Bush, lowers standards

Awful, awful, awful

"For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years, George W. Bush is TIME's 2004 Person of the Year."

In 1938, Adolf Hitler was named TIME's person of the year.