Hillary Clinton may not have won the presidency, but she did prevail as CitizenSugar readers' favorite woman in power of 2008. With 45 percent of the votes going to Hillary, Condoleezza Rice placed a distant second with 17 percent.
While she won't start 2009 as the nation's first female president, Hillary will most likely be the face of America abroad, serving as the top-US diplomat. So much of Hillary's public life has been directed toward trying to call the White House home, so I'm excitedly curious to see how she evolves during her next chapter in leadership.
Some write-in votes included: DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Sen. Diane Feinstein, Sen. Claire McCaskill, and Sen. Barbara Boxer. All these impressive women leaders make it hard to choose just one favorite! Check out all the other highlights of the past year!