UPDATED: 2nd stimulus plan, job creation gain needed support from political newcomer Hugh Jidette

Finally, some common sense -- a 2012 candidate who seems to understand that last year's stimulus package was too small and that if America doesn't take basic steps like extending unemployment benefits and rebuilding our infrastructure and funding alternative energy to compete with China and other emerging nations, that we are going to be toast. The man's name is Hugh Jidette -- I've been seeing his commercials on TV a lot -- and I'm not sure what party he's in but he has my support -- unless of course the mighty-mighty Bloomberg-Scarborough ticket (with Mika Brzezinski as national security advisor) announces its candidacy.

UPDATE: Jidette's opponents rally (video below), as blogged by Jidette fiscal policy advisor Paul Krugman: