Shadow ministers have been encouraged to look for "points of agreement" with the party and to consider constitutional reforms that would appeal.
The Lib Dems (and students) would immediately feel better if tuition fees were renamed as a 'capped graduate tax'.
The wage subsidy scheme that Clegg promised would create 160,000 jobs delivered just 2.6% of that total in its first year.
While Clegg remains determined to drag the Lib Dems to the centre ground, the left of the party wants a divorce from Osbornomics.
The Labour leader's promise not to accept the £7,604 pay rise to £74,000 leaves the PM as the odd one out.
If he wants to solve his party's funding problems, the Lib Dem leader should form an alliance with Labour.
Clegg's argument that any spare money should be used to support "all working families" is a powerful dividing line with the Conservatives.
Nick Clegg started a new monthly press conference today but Cameron hasn't held one since July 2011.
The party vowed to block further welfare cuts but the seven-day wait for benefits amounts to a £245m cut.
The Deputy PM says it is "flatly wrong" to say he approved the changes and that the coalition only agreed to a consultation.