The botched Obama endorsement

Next month's presidential primary in Texas is critical for Sen. Hillary Clinton's floundering campaign, but the New York senator may have scored some points from an unlikely Texas politician.

Next month's presidential primary in Texas is critical for Sen. Hillary Clinton's floundering campaign, but the New York senator may have scored some points from an unlikely Texas politician. Kirk Watson, a Texas state senator and Sen. Barack Obama supporter, was stumped this week when Hardball host Chris Matthews asked him to name Obama's legislative accomplishments. Watson addressed the gaffe on his blog yesterday. "I expected to be asked about the primary that night, or the big one coming up in Texas on March 4, or just about anything else in the news. When the subject changed so emphatically, I reached for information that millions of my fellow Obama supporters could recite by heart, and I couldn't summon it," he writes.

The cringe-worthy Hardball segment has garnered a lot of YouTube views. Stay tuned to see if the blunder costs Obama votes in the Texas primary, which polls show as a dead heat.

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