As an avid Michigander, I was agape when I heard this news today. Yes, I’ve been following the external polls. At this juncture, I believe this to have been a mistake. This was not a bold move. I am waiting to understand why it was so necessary. I can only guess because of money.
Conceding Michigan to Obama allows Obama to move resources now to Virginia, Colorado and North Carolina. McCain/Palin will have to double down in the first two to avoid a loss.