GQ named Barack Obama one if its "Men of the Year" in an issue that went to print before Election Day. Obama graces one of four different covers among the likes of Michael Phelps, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jon Hamm, and includes an article written by Senator Ted Kennedy. Obama is called the "Game Changer of the Year," and in his intro Kennedy says:
Whether he wins or loses, Barack Obama has ushered in a new era of American politics with a limitless vision of a better future that will endure for many years to come. Through his candidacy, Obama has provided a glimpse of a stronger, better, fairer America, where change comes from the bottom up, where we all come together to meet the great challenges of our time. He has inspired millions of new voters of all ages, races, and incomes to lend their voices for real change. For in this man, Americans can see not just the audacity but the possibility of hope for the country that is yet to be.
The magazine's website also features a picturesque look back at the men and women of the 2008 campaign.