Neil, a commenter on Classical Values, offers this analysis:
Mitt Romney would’ve been the safe choice–he would’ve delivered Michigan, along with a 51% victory.
With this choice, McCain has stated his intention to “shoot the moon”. He’s solidified his existing alliances and has now reached out to many disenchanted Democrats, but without alienating his base of support.
He’s going to try for a blowout…
Simon himself says:
The smell of fear is in the air. There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling. Despite the fact that this year should be a lock for Democrats from top to bottom, I think there is a strong likelihood that the Democrats could lose control of the House and Senate. I think the Presidency is already a lost cause for them.
Hat tip to Bird Dog.