One of these former teens will probably win the GOP's White House nomination in 2012. Since the press will inevitably rifle through their histories with astonishing thirst and thoroughness, we may as well take this early campaign moment to glimpse them at their most innocent, ungainly, ambitious, preppy, or long-haired, before the serious digging begins (or, for the better-known candidates, before it begins anew).
The following is a compilation of their high school yearbook photos. We've included nearly every declared, likely, and strongly possible 2012 Republican presidential primary candidate, along with awards and activities listed for their respective senior years. Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, for example, may not have not taken formal steps toward running, but have expressed interest in the presidency, directly and less directly.
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