From the NYT:
Brad Woodhouse, who was a senior Democratic Party strategist in the campaign, has assembled a group of 25 organizations — including unions like the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and grass-roots groups like MoveOn.org and Acorn — to build public and Congressional support for Mr. Obama’s economic package.
Mr. Woodhouse said the group was in the process of raising money for television advertisements that would pressure local lawmakers to support the plan. He said he had consulted with several of Mr. Obama’s senior strategists.“We’re doing this with the notion,” Mr. Woodhouse said, “that if we can help in any way, even at the margins, to make this any easier on Obama, it will preserve some of his political capital.”
It gives the Republicans a chance to take a stand and marshal the unity and pave the way for a cohesive theme for 2010. They have nothing to loose and everything to gain. It also gives the RNC a chance to get back to basics and focus on their brand: less centralized government and more economic freedom.