Politicians are always campaigning for re-election and indeed the campaign for the 2010 General Election will start with the victory speeches in the early hours of 6th May. It is good that the election has been called as we can now get on with the campaign. The public are certainly more interested now that there is an election in prospect.
The term "Phoney War" was used in the Second War War to describe the Western Front in 1939-40 when nothing much happened. This was rudely ended by the German Blitzkrieg. Politicians will all be hoping for a blitz that will lead them to victory.