In 2004, for the second time in four years, Time named George W. Bush Person of the Year. Both occasions followed national elections in which Bush prevailed. The issue in 2000 was the disputed election itself, which Time predicted would be the subject of debate in political science classes for years to come. The major question looming during Bush's reelection campaign was the war in Iraq: Was America more secure? Could the Iraqi people embrace liberty and democracy as peaceful paths to coexistence? In spite of polls showing many Americans to be pessimistic, Bush was emboldened by both the war and the recent election. In contrast with the 2000 election, he now felt as if he had a mandate: "I've got the will of the people at my back," he claimed after his victory.
Time cover, December 27, 2004
In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.