With swathes of the country facing local elections next week my thoughts have turned to the national prospects for the Lib Dems, who have been pretty invisible since they elected their leader and deputy over a month ago.
The hashed press announcement that Menzies Campbell had sold (and then, apparently, not sold) his 5.3 litre XJS was his only big foray into he public domain and it looked less than sure-footed, as PR stunts go.
In fact their poll ratings have held up remarkably well; and I think they may do quite well on Thursday. You have to admit that the relentless 'it's a two-horse race' type of leaflet campaigning that they do is effective and has been honed into a fine art.
I expect them to build on the trend of the last year, collecting quite a lot of seats from Labour, and losing some seats (and councils) to us.
But in the longer term is their support going to hold up under the new, but actually rather old, leadership?
We shall see.