4. Obama blows first debate
How many moments are there in an hour and a half? The president lost all of them in the first debate.
The pictures tell the story of a man who phoned it in, panicking his supporters and providing an opening for Romney.
3. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare
A Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act -- if that doesn't strike you as political, consider what would have happened on the campaign trail if the high court had struck down the president's signature first-term achievement.
2. Obama endorses same-sex marriage
The first president to endorse same sex-marriage was a daily double moment: good politics aimed at an activist wing of his party base, and most certainly history.
1. Obama wins re-election
The number one political moment of the year is easy during elections.
For auld lang syne, cue the confetti and say goodbye to 2012 and all its moments -- historical ... and hysterical.