12 Political Movers & Shakers Who Changed the Nation in 2012

President Obama victoryTo say 2012 was an eventful year in politics is quite an understatement. No matter what side of the aisle you're on, it's probably felt like you've been duking it out for what you believe since January 1. And along the way, there have been quite a few outspoken movers and shakers who have stunned and entertained us but above all, created real, noticeable change.

Here, the top 12 political changemakers of 2012, in order from just plain great to most mind-blowingly incredible ...

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