Thus we may describe the Tories as they pursue the errant votes.
This morning, we were told that the Countryside Alliance have thousands of shock troops ready to saddle up and drive their Range Rovers into the cities to campaign for the Tories as soon as the election is called.
It says a lot to me that one of the few commitments to policy that Cameron - a hunter himself, although he's airbrushed that out recently - has made is to offer a free vote on repealing the ban on hunting. He's offering that in the knowledge that it will be covertly whipped to ensure repeal, to pacify his rural friends. Also of concern is that he's only offering time for a repeal, thus ensuring the return of other cruel sports like hare coursing and hunting deer with dogs.