Literally… It came too soon because the precinct ballots (in Harris County, at least) were literally still en route to Reliant Stadium for counting.
Below is the email I sent to the Bill White campaign:
To have conceded barely more than an hour after the polls closed with 18% of the vote counted and the vast majority of Harris County’s ballots literally en route to Reliant Center for counting – and I know this because I was a poll watcher — is really sad.
It’s like saying that the people who actually went to the polls today didn’t even matter. Their votes didn’t remotely effect the outcome. I think you should have waited at least a couple more hours, if only so the voters could feel they mattered to the outcome.
I’m very disappointed.