Last week, HuffPost' Senior Politics Editor Sam Stein and Investigative Reporter Jason Cherkis launched "Candidate Confessional" a one-of-a-kind podcast interviewing those who ran for political office...and lost.
In this week's episode former Rep. Michele Bachmann details the challenges posed by her gender during her whirlwind run for the White House in 2012. Her experience gave her an unexpectedly empathetic take on Hillary Clinton's current presidential campaign. Despite their diametrically different politics, as Bachmann put it, "I really do have great empathy for what Mrs. Clinton is going through, because the hill that she has to climb on -- appearance -- it's just a different hill than men have to climb. I'm not whining about it. It's just reality. It is what it is."
To hear more from Bachmann about the sexism female politicians face check out "Candidate Confessional" here