Gone are the conversions of the quaint village halls, with its parquet floors and folding tables. Gone also the primary school where you once tried to kiss Anglea Davies but were short of a sherbert dib-dab.
Instead the 2010 election is offering up McDonald's to tempt in the younger electorate. "Two Happy Meals, a Big Mac and the voting card for Mr Smith please" is how it is portrayed
Only time will tell. Doubters do not question the appeal, more the wisdom to offer limited edition Avatar characters with voting cards "What if they run out?" asks Gwendoline Smith, "your average Joe isnt going to like that"
The grey vote also has misgivings, throwing their weight behind the installation of polling booths at Poundland and at the local shop "even though he's a Paki" said Mrs Eldred, "doesnt mean I have to speak to him when I shop, nor when I vote. Now, I need to sign against that nice Mr Griffin, where's he on the list?"