Out of nowhere, Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats has surged into the lead, usurping the far-left Labour and the center-left Tories. Much like candidate Barack Obama, who was assumed to be running in 2008 to test the waters for a more serious run in 2012.
The similarities are legion:
....senior Labour and Conservative figures described Cleggmania either as like a teenage crush, in the case of Peter Mandelson, or as "the biggest load of media-driven nonsense since the funeral of Diana"
Sound familiar? Here's Anorak, tongue firmly planted in cheek:
Nick Clegg will save us. Nick Clegg has a Dutch mum and a half Russian dad....
His mixed nationality will save us! Just like Obama's saved the United States from...from...well, you know from what....
And does this economic program sound like something you heard back in the summer of '08?
The Liberal Democrats plan to create a one-year green job stimulus plan, for which £3.1 billion of cuts in government expenditure would be used to bring 200,000 empty properties back into use, and invest in new green energy infrastructure and public transport.
There would also be a ''90-day guarantee'' for young people, who would be offered a place of training, work or apprenticeship after 90 days of unemployment, so they were not ''left in a state of despair''.
It's worked so well in America...can't you tell by our 9.7% unemployment rate?
And some are trying to sound a warning, just like a few did on this side of the pond...will the cry of Cassandra be drowned out again by the thunder of stampeding feet?
Vote Churchill, Elect Stalin
Mr Clegg is attracting votes from those fed up with the lying, cheating, spinning, bullying, class war obsessed weirdness that is the Gordon Brown Labour party. No wonder a poll today judges him the most popular party leader since Churchill. Yet a vote for Mr Clegg and his friends almost certainly means entrenching for good the lying, cheating, spinning, bullying, class war obsessed weirdness that is the Gordon Brown Labour party.
Perhaps now is the time to hear from St Vince Cable, who will tell you what that means: Vote Churchill, Elect Stalin.
Finally - where have you seen this uplifted chin before, upon which one can easily look down one's nose at the riff-raff and rabble known as ordinary citizens:
You've been warned, our fish & chips eating brothers....