In the strangest of strange US Presidential Primary campaigns, cartoon characters have surged into the top three spots in the polls.
Senator Bagpuss, a very popular "baggy moggy purr" as the BBC is affectionately referring to the now leading Democratic candie, seems to have won the hearts of voters through her long-suffering yet brash demeanor.
Ole Tomcat of the ole Tom and Jerry cartoon show has secured the top Repub candie spot despite the fact that his fur is almost completely lost and he makes Drucella the Glamour cat look like Cat-herine Zita-Jones.
Relative newcomer oratorical interracial bearcat Winston Churchill T.H.E. Pooh is making a great show of it despite his inconvenient associations with black cat supremacists and his status as only a kitty.