President Barack Obama's year of triumph ends with accolade from CNN.com readers
Obama also is Time magazine's Person of the Year
The year began with Obama in a perilous political position
His re-election reflected policy and political accomplishments
A year ago, President Barack Obama was under fire. Today, he is being feted.
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