Ehh, come on, even the DPP were on the verge of getting a FTA down with Singapore before they blew it themself, if the Ma government really want FTAs simply for the sake of FTAs, they could easily just agree to sacrifice Taiwan's entire agricultural industry and the USA will probably ink the FTA with Taiwan within weeks. of course that wouldn't happen for obvious reasons .
Since the KMT seem to decided to put this as a political priority , in showing what they can do that the DPP couldn't, I suspect that in the next year or so they will make some very significant headways with other countries. Singapore is a good place to start obviously, since that bridge was nearly completed before it was burned.
The DPP can't and won't put up a stance against the free market module, otherwise they can't possibly play out of the fact that they pushed hard for the WTO entry and in the process risked Taiwan's agriculture more than anything ECFA will do. The KMT realizes this , so their political calculation is that as long as they can get some more reasonable FTAs down the DPP will be royally screwed in this aspect.
And really, Taiwan's voter, espiecally the swing voters that is most crucial, are usually rather practical folks that vote based on economic and employment issues more than anything else, so the both party's incentive on this matter is pretty clearly drawn.
Bejing does have incentives for Ma's government to succeed too, this couple with the KMT gov's general willingness to compremise and the unlikely prospect of Beijing pushing the crossstrait issue further at the time of their crucial power turnover stage. will probably bode well for the KMT's strategy. though obviously time will tell.