Op-ed; Monday unelected PM Theresa May announced plans to hold a snap general election June 8 and Wednesday a majority of MPs voted their agreement.
So they were at the starting gate and now they are off.
But it seems Mrs May if she is running at all is running scared.
Her team have already flatly refused to participate in televised election debates.
She launched her campaign behind closed doors with a careful selection of the Tory faithful who resembled rent-a-crowd or even cardboard cut-outs.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn chose the full monty though he kept his clothes on.
He launched his campaign on the streets of Croyden and then at an event where the media where allowed a Q and A.
Mr Corbyn will take his campaign to the people.
Theresa May will take her campaign to carefully selected audiences and hope that sections of the media that are right-wing supporting will do the rest.
Channel 4s veteran journalist Michael Crick was enjoying some fun at Mrs May's expense on Twitter Friday morning.
She was at a factory as part of her election campaign but workers presumably forced to gather and listen were barred from questioning.
What does that woman have to hide!
There are many possible reasons for Mrs May's apparent touch of shyness not least the ongoing case of Tory election fraud whichdates back to 2015.
But with so many chickens coming home to roost is it Chicken May who's goose will get cooked.
Note a reminder of #toryelectionfraud
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