Bill Simon was quoted on CNN.com as saying, " "He's known from the standpoint of name identification, but... from the standpoint of where he stands on the issues, from the standpoint of what his priorities are, he's a blank slate," Simon told CNN's American Morning. "We need to hear from Arnold." This was roundly mocked by Arnold supporters but they should pay attention. Simon knows of what he speaks.
Last year, he was the hot political commodity until a sudden downfall due to charges that were eventually refuted. Simon knows that even with a well-established agenda, everything can go south in a moment. The idea that anyone should pack it in at this point is absurd. Arnold has yet to prove himself a lasting force.