Since we're in Denver: It's McCain 47, Obama 46 in the new Quinnipiac University poll of Colorado voters. From the release: "This latest survey might have more good news for McCain than might appear at first glance. Despite the closeness of the horse race numbers, he is viewed favorably 53-34 percent compared to Obama's 48-39 percent." Politico's Mike Allen has the beat on why Thursday will be fun -- if you're into this sort of thing: "In a departure from the usual nonstop celebratory tone of political conventions, Team Obama plans to devote an hour of Thursday's program at Invesco Field at Mile High to an instant clinic on grassroots organizing techniques like finding potential voters to register."
What will really be going through Obama's mind Thursday night? "Probably not muffing my lines," he tells Tom Abrahams of Houston's ABC-13.
Is he getting greedy? "When you listen to the tough-talking senior aides running his campaign, you realize that Obama wants something more than just a victory. That could be his undoing," Mark Halperin writes in a Los Angeles Times op-ed. "If McCain pulls off a victory in November, there will be a lot of postmortem scrutiny about the prudence of playing it safe versus the dream of shooting the moon."
Never too soon for 2012 (or 2016)? Among those dining with the Iowa delegation this week: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Dining with the New Hampshire delegation this week: Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas.
No McCain decision yet: "I'd love to tell you that I've made the decision," McCain told Katie Couric on CBS. "But we're still in the process. … I am looking for someone who shares my values, my principles and my priorities. And we have a lot of very excellent people to choose from."
The Sked: Obama campaigns Sunday in Eau Claire, Wis. -- solo.
Biden is back in Delaware until he goes to Denver, and the new team won't be together again until Thursday night. (Which means the RNC's Biden gaffe clock will be stuck for a while.)
Your Sunday schedule: Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod and former mayor Rudolph Giuliani, R-N.Y., are George Stephanopoulos' guests on ABC's "This Week," live from Denver. CBS' "Face the Nation": Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill.
NBC's "Meet the Press": Caroline Kennedy and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
"Fox News Sunday": Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., and Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs. CNN's "Late Edition:" Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa.; Gov. Janet Napolitano, D-Ariz.; Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; and Terry McAuliffe, Clinton campaign chairman.
New ABCNews.com tools, just in time for the conventions: Match-o-Matic II.
See How They Run: National Poll Tracker.
"Keep talking Joe, please keep talking." -- E-mail message circulating among aides to Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., after Joe Biden made a joke about his "successful dump" last week, per The New York Times.
"I'm going to tell you something: lighten up folks. We have a planet to save." -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., dismissing Joe Biden's joke about his wife's education. (Asked about the late buzz around Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas, Pelosi said: "First of all, I don't need any validation . . . said she immodestly.") Bookmark The Note: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/TheNote/story?id=3105288&page=1