Jimmy P. at the RNC—Anyone who has spent even a minute or two chatting with delegates knows that McCain's veep selection of Sarah Palin has totally pumped people up here. It would take a political catastrophe for her to get dropped from the ticket. I am even more persuaded of that after talking to McCain advisers. The same folks who at the start of the summer were telling me things like "I still think we can win" or "We probably have better than a puncher's chance" or now decidedly more confident. The qualifiers are gone from their statements.