Per NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-Treworgy
If there was any doubt the McCain campaign is planning on clinching the nomination tonight, the setup of their "victory" party confirmed their confidence. As the traveling press arrived at the Fairmont in Dallas to start setting up laptops and cameras, members of the event staff were raising nets of balloons onto the ceiling and fixing a giant "1191" banner to he side of the stage. Near the press risers are two large confetti cannons, the likes of which haven't been seen on the McCain campaign since Super Tuesday.
The ballroom is easily twice the size of the room that McCain's Super Tuesday party was held in, and on the plane ride to Dallas from Houston this afternoon McCain's senior advisor Charlie Black told reporters that he fully expects someone from the RNC to affirm tommorow that McCain indeed has passed the 1,191 delegate plateau.