More than 1,200 people attended -- many of whom flew into town to attend -- leading me to believe that they believe Romney has a future.
The event was for fun and did not include official strategic meetings, though staff mingled and, no doubt, networked.
The festivities included a VIP reception (Robert Masbacher spoke at the reception) and then a Beach Boys concert. Ann and Mitt actually danced, and at one point came up on stage and sang Barbara Ann (not the "bomb Iran" version).
Attendees included Romney top-donors and staff. A top campaign finance chair from Houston hosted the event.
There was also a separate breakfast fundraiser this morning for McCain. The message was simple: Support McCain because you don't want Obama for president.
Regarding "veep' possibilities, one source told me: "I came away with a clear impression that nobody on team Romney are under the illusion they are the favorite son of John McCain."