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"If Sen. Hillary Clinton’s Texas campaign continues as her Victoria rally began Wednesday, it may be a bumpy ride to the state’s March 4 primary," reporter Gabe Semenza wrote in the lead paragraph of   "Hillary's pickup man."

Mayhill Fowler elaborates on the problems evident during Wednesday's campaign stop in his blog at Huffington Post. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on what he writes. Here's a taste:

"Although the Clinton Campaign has been telling the press that they have the ground operations to pull off a win in Texas, those ground operations have not been in evidence when I've traveled to small towns to see how Bill Clinton is doing on the Texas stump. Wednesday evening in Victoria, down in the southeastern part of the state, incipient chaos threatened to overwhelm the "Early Vote" Rally precisely because there was no ground operation."

What are your thoughts about how well-run the event was? Personally, I was surprised I didn't feel Clinton's vaunted charisma during his speech. I also couldn't believe the chaos of the event after having reported on a couple of years ago a tightly run and secure a campaign visit by George W. Bush in Colorado. However, i was impressed at how long Clinton stayed to shake hands and work the crowd.

Wouldn't it be fun to have Obama and McCain come to Victoria for a comparison? Even better yet, how about Oprah?