A Dec. 20 WorldNetDaily article by Taylor Rose rather peculiarly touts Rep. Ron Paul as WND's "Man of the Decade":
WND’s “Man of the Decade” award is designated for the man who has, over many years, done the most to represent goodness, perseverance, manliness and character. The recipient should be someone prominent enough to have had an impact on wider American and global opinion. Their successes and failures for the year are to be weighed and considered.
There were no runners-up considered in the category.
What Rose doesn't explain: Why a "Man of the Decade" now? It's not a year ending in zero, which is when decade-long honors are given. It doesn't coincide with anything at WND, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. It has never given such an award before that we can remember.
Given that nobody else was considered for this so-called award, it seems likely that WND just wanted to give some kind of award to Paul before he left Congress at the end of the year, logic be damned.