From afar it seems like Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are doing a commendable job in their efforts to fight for a people first stimulus package that addresses the crises that are quickly overtaking the country. They have to be mindful of the fact that they control only the House as well as the growing pressure from tens of millions to pass a stimulus bill, even if it isn’t perfect. It’s one thing to come up with the perfect bill; that’s easy. it’s quite another to get in the mud and come up with the best package possible given the political realities of the nation’s capital. Good leaders and activists don’t assume them away, but face them squarely and proceed ahead.