Looks like underdogs everywhere are surprising the front-runners. In the US depending on what polls you look at Obama is surging ahead of Clinton for the Democratic nomination in Iowa, partly becuase he doesn’t look like someone whose claim is made on entitlement. Apparently when asked if he inhaled he answered “well that was the point”. Huckabee too is doing well, although I’ve not been following the other side so much.

Finally back in blighty Chris Huhne could well nudge ahead of “plastic Cameron” Clegg tommorow after the most protracted and yawnsome leadership campaign in recent LibDem history (and there’s been a few).  The real loser will be the cable guy who added a bit of humour into PMQs of late and is better than the pair of them put together. Mistress politics is a fickle dame.