Michael Ignatieff has gone from Dirty Harry to Punxsutawney Phil in two months.
A mere couple of months ago he put Canada on an election war footing with his gun-slinging, make-my-day pronouncement that Conservative black-hat-wearing Stephen Harper's "time was up". Chills and thrills raced up and down the spines of the Canadian electorate. Canada's Dirty Harry had arrived.
Then, when the polls went south, he high-tailed it out of town and went into hibernation in the hills.
Now, he's emerged, seen his shadow, and pronounced "six more weeks of Conservative rule".
Canadian political bloggers who had ramped up for the election battle are standing down.
Check back in about six weeks.
And that's the way the Wiarton Willie Ball bounces.