* Womens Interests: Presidential Candidates - The Women

Presidential Candidates - The Women

The 2012 presidential candidates may prove to be the most diverse group that we have ever seen in the history of the United States. Let us take a few moments to look at each one of the women that may be in play.

Hillary Clinton, of course, has the most experience of any of the other female 2012 presidential candidates. When she was First Lady she had much influence with her husband, Bill Clinton and was professed to be his most influential advisor. She has been Secretary of State for the past 2 years, and most think that she has done an acceptable, if not excellent job with her duties as such. The only problem with Hillary Clinton is that she would have to challenge Barack Obama for the Democrat nomination. Although the race was very close between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in 2008, it is hard to tell what the outcome would be in 2012.

Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are the only other two women who have been talked about as 2012 presidential candidates. Sarah Palin's poll numbers have fallen recently, but she still has many staunch supporters. Some believe that the criticism she has taken from the media in the years since she has come into the national spotlight has really damaged her image. She has been highly panned for her lack of experience and global knowledge. Only time will tell if she decides to run as a 2012 presidential candidate.

Michelle Bachmann does have some experience in national politics and is a favorite of the Tea Party. She has earned respect as a well-spoken representative with knowledge in many areas of politics. What about a ticket with Sarah Palin in the number one spot and Michelle Bachmann in the number two spot? Give us another year and we will all find out who the frontrunner will be.