I have largely ignored Mitt Romney, mainly because i didn't think he had a cat in hells chance of ousting Obama from the White House but suddenly Obama's grip on the Presidency is starting to look a lot less secure.
The latest unemployment figures of 8.2% have come as a bit of a blow and a much trumpeted statistic since they were announced is that no president has won re-election with unemployment at over 8%.
He has five months to go until election day and from my seat across the Atlantic, Obama has been brutally disappointing but the analysts are saying it will all come down to the US economy and on that Obama is sinking.
Obama has been pointing to the crisis in Europe as a threat to economic recovery in the US but if he is relying on a quick solution in Europe to help him stay in the White House, Romney may as well begin choosing curtains now because our economy won't be picking up anytime soon.
So we had better start digging into all things Romney because Obama may not be the shoe-in we all assumed.
Oh look, Romney is a fundamentalist religionist and his wife had $3m stashed in a secret Swiss account...oh dear.