Washington - It worked a treat for George W Bush's 2004 re-election bid as voters lapped up Dubya twirling the royals 'like some half-demented Dervish' during his 2003 London state visit.
This weekend the White House PR team was putting the final touches to the Obama 2012 campaign with a little help from Dancing With The Stars N Stripes choreographers 'and Arnold Schwarzenegger'.
The former California Governor comes with a personal recommendation from that other prima ballerina Rahm Emanuel, current Mayor of Chicago and former Sarah Lawrence principal dancer.
A statement issued this morning by the ex-White House Chief of Stuff confirmed Arnie will be advising the President on his Latin dance moves following the iconic status listing of the 1994 True Lies tango with lissom raven-tressed beauty Tia Carrere.
Scenes of President Obama strutting his stuff were being videoed at a secret location this weekend for editing into the May 2011 footage where Barack dances with Queen Elizabeth under the brilliance of one thousand Palace chandeliers.
Over-dubbed music features Arnie's fantastic Por Una Cabeza tango, still considered the movie industry's all-time best dance sequence and only trumped by the Pulp Fiction rendition of Chuck Berry's You Never Can Tell.
Aides are pretty pleased with early takes showing penguin suited Barry commanding the Buckingham Palace ballroom floor with Queen Elizabeth on his arm.
The footage ends with Barack and Michelle in a Palm Court Orchestra smoochy American Smooth version of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Prince Philip is 104.