The MSM can’t fawn hard enough over this guy.

Washington (CNN) – 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 2012, as voted on by readers of CNN.com, five days after being named Time’s Person of the Year.