Impassioned pleas as end in sight
Entirely understandably, there is the sense of an end game. But that does not mean in the slightest that the passion has drained from this referendum. Absolutely the reverse.
Two speeches today exemplify that phenomenon, in different ways. Both Alex Salmond and David Cameron delivered emotive and emotional arguments.
Both were surrounded by supporters but, of course, reaching over their heads to the undecided across Scotland.
The prime minister was in Aberdeen: a fleeting visit in the midst of global crisis. The tone was set in advance by a video, played to the crowd, summoning up the Churchill wartime spirit. Ruth Davidson enhanced that by stressing that her choice of No was driven by the heart, rather than the head.
Then the main act emerged onto the stage. The PM said millions throughout the rest of the UK - and many in Scotland - would be "heartbroken" should independence come about. It would be breaking up the UK family of nations.
A remarkable electoral event
So where are we?
With each side eager to assign gloom and despondency to the other. Chaos, says one. Despair, says the other.
Different perspectives. Different pitches. Different leaders. Different venues. But a common thread.
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all campaigned in Scotland today urging people to reject independence.
Symbolism and pragmatism
Symbolism all around. Behind the three pro-Union Scottish party leaders, the Holyrood Parliament. Beyond, in the distance, Calton Hill where they previously declared their joint support for more devolved power.
And the first minister?
Together, yes - but scarcely chums
It may not be outright panic. But it is hardly calm, measured insouciance either.
Better days may - or may not - return for Better Together but, right now, it is scarcely glad confident morning.
Are you excited or anxious ahead of the referendum?
Consider this referendum. Yes, yes, I know, you do little else. But reflect upon the emotions stirred by said plebiscite.
Are you enthralled or enervated? Are you intrigued or underwhelmed? Perhaps above all, are you enthused by the prospect of independence - or apprehensive? Are you excited or anxious?
The social justice competition
Both are party leaders. Both are offering "social justice" as a key objective.
However, Ed Miliband and Alex Salmond reach rather different conclusions as to the best way to deliver that aim.
Why turning up matters
Turning up matters. (Just ask the St Mirren defence who found, on Saturday, that the mighty Dundee United attack had decided to step up their game at precisely the right moment. Or, indeed, moments. A magnificent trio of them.)
In the referendum campaign, both sides are, of course, seeking every vote.
Scottish independence: Putting the knife in
It could have been Alex Salmond talking.
I see no evidence, said the leader on the platform, that business investment has been deterred by this forthcoming referendum. Quite the reverse.