Even though things don't look great right now, it's quite possible Pelosi could have 218 votes by late next week if things go in the right direction.
But for now, negotiations on health reform don't seem to be producing any momentum in the House and Senate.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee won't even be back at work today on its public drafting of a health care bill, after taking two days off to allow for negotiations, they will be off again today.
That's not exactly sending a message that a deal is close.
Just a few of the headlines this morning from Capitol Hill publications tell the story at this point:
"House Health Care Deal Still Elusive," says Roll Call, which has another story about Democrats getting frustrated with bipartisan Senate talks.
Today and Friday will tell us a lot about where this issue is going.