Remember as you read this...that I work very hard to be independent in any politically related posts. Just minutes ago, I received the following email map from Obama's David Plouffe. Basically, you roll your mouse over the state you live in and you will receive specific details, numbers, dollars, etc. that your particular state has received thanks to stimulus efforts. You can even see the number of children who didn't have health care who have it now.
I'm not quite sure how they came up with the numbers...but right now, numbers speak loudly in a "moving through molasses" economy and high emotion. If this email builds confidence and helps stifle fear, that's strong strategy. Check out your state.