Clinton now claims that she's been thinking about Texas for a year. What a crock! - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com:
"She told PBS's Judy Woodruff today that she saw the long primary coming.
JUDY WOODRUFF: People look at what's happened in your campaign, Senator Clinton, and they say, what has happened? All of last year you were the front runner, you were the presumed, you were headed for that nomination and then January comes along, boom, Senator Obama starts winning primaries. He has now won eleven in a row. How do you explain what's happened?
MRS. CLINTON: None of this is surprising to me. You know, last spring when I looked at how the race was shaping up, I knew that it would be a close contest and I assumed it would be with Senator Obama and at that time I said we have got to start thinking about Texas, we have to start thinking ahead.
But if she was thinking about Texas, she didn't mention it when she predicted in December the race would end February 5; and the reported confusion inside her camp about the structure of Texas's mixed system also seems to belie that."
When people say Hillary Clinton is manipulative and dishonest, they mean things like this. Now she says she knew all along that it would be a close race and Texas would matter. This is a lie. She planned to sweep to the nomination and have the field to herself by Super Tuesday and has been totally unprepared and swamped in every contest since. Listen to what she said in DECEMBER 2007, in the YouTube clip linked below: