Since March 4th, the Clinton campaign has been trying to claim that Texas was a victory for their campaign. I think they were hoping to control the County and Senate District conventions and make up the deficit in delegates -- but that didn't happen.
This last weekend, the conventions were held to choose the delegates for the state convention. It's looking like Obama at least held his own, if he didn't actually improve his delegate position. According to figures gathered by Burnt Orange Report, it looks like Obama will capture at least 55% of the state convention delegates.
That should put him in good stead to at least finish with a four to five delegate lead in Texas' national delegates. That was the lead predicted by CNN on March 4th, and it looks like it will be at least that good.
The Clinton campaign is now conceding the loss in Texas. They won't put a number on the amount of delegates they are behind, but they now know they didn't win in Texas. That's good. Maybe now we won't have to listen to anymore threats about taking the Texas Democratic Party to court.
Meanwhile, I'm still hearing some talk of doing away with the caucuses in Texas, and apportioning all delegates by the primary vote. I'm against that. Frankly, that would make the conventions and choice of state delegates pretty boring. I'm one of those political junkies that loves our process just as it is.
I know some of the conventions weren't run right and some problems existed. Those problems were not caused by the process, but by a lack of competent leadership and planning. We shouldn't throw out the system because a few party leaders didn't do their jobs right. Just replace them with competent people.
Don't just complain if your convention wasn't run right. Become more active yourself, and see that it's done right next time.