07/21/2007 12:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Future First Ladies? - Spouses of the Next U.S. President?

They appear before us in a plethora of dress sizes, ages, ethnicities. Some are more photogenic than others. Some are heiresses who might bail out a floundering campaign. Some are trophy-wife spectacular. Some have their own distinguished careers. One worked for her twice-married GOP hubby-to-be on Capitol Hill One is even our ex-president {he'll be called what? First Dude?} Here they stand, shoulder to shoulder --the one exception being the wife of an Ohio congressman -- with their main political squeeze, shimmering in all their partisan pulchritude.

This piece, and photos of the 12 wives of the presidential candidates, can be viewed at