We believe it was Dick Morris who predicted that Hillary would drop the Clinton and keep the Rodham in order to increase her chances at the White House. Well, she didn’t listen to Dick before, and she obviously isn’t listening now. Published reports are saying that Hillary Rodham Clinton is soon to become just plain old Hillary Clinton. We wonder; Does this have anything to do with her increasing use of that fake Southern Accent? Does the Rodham make her seem like to much of a Northern Liberal? We can’t help but surmise that there are a bunch of focus groups and polls behind this decision. And her campaign manager’s answer to the question about it? Crap. Pure and simple! This woman hasn’t done anything spontaneous in her life. Our personal theory is that this has something to do with the fact that she is losing the Southern African American vote to Obama. When we know more, we’ll share.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has dropped the use of her maiden name “Rodham” in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Clinton identifies herself as “Hillary Clinton” in her campaign press releases and on her campaign website. The lone mention of her maiden name is in a campaign biography that says “Hillary’s father, Hugh Rodham, was the son of a factory worker from Scranton.”
She continues to use “Hillary Rodham Clinton” in her New York-focused press releases and in the Senate.
Clinton appeared surprised last week when asked why her presidential campaign had dropped her maiden name. Clinton laughed, shook her head and replied: “I haven’t, I haven’t,” before dashing off.
Howard Wolfson, a top communications adviser to Clinton, downplayed any significance to the change. Asked if it was a strategic decision to drop “Rodham,” Wolfson replied: “That’s a fair question, but there’s no plan behind it.”