So it is with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, two of the lamest presidential candidates ever to wander into Washington, yet whose battle for Democrat nomination is utterly compelling.
For months, this pair has been trading gaffes, errors and slip-ups like a couple of Zen blundermasters.
Neither can land a punch except on him or her self.
Meanwhile, in the wings, enjoying this epic episode of America's Most Maladroit, is Republican nominee John McCain - saying little, doing little, and with each day moving closer to the White House. (read it here)