In 1964, Hugh Rodham, Hillary's father, became very interested in the presidential campaign and especially the viewpoints of Barry Goldwater. From this time forward, Hugh was a steadfast Republican and was noted as saying after his daughter, Hillary, married Democrat Bill Clinton that he never gave up hope that Bill would join him in the Republican Party. What does Hillary think of her father? She thinks Republlicans are fine if that is what will take to get you into the White House, or, Democrats. Whatever it takes.