London's Mayor Plugs Obama

Dem can restore US as beacon of hope, Boris Johnson writes
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 21, 2008 4:00 PM CDT
Barack Obama offers hope for real change after Bush's failed policies.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – After President Bush managed an “astonishing double whammy,” damaging both democracy, via Iraq, and capitalism, on Wall Street—“the two great pillars of the American idea”—London mayor Boris Johnson sees Barack Obama as the candidate who can rejuvenate “the greatest country on earth,” the former Conservative Party MP writes in the Telegraph.

After “centuries of friction, prejudice, tension, hatred,” Obama may shatter the “ultimate glass ceiling,” Johnson writes. His “ill-considered new taxes” and too-soft support for free trade aside, the Democrat has “terrific steel.” McCain’s “bellicosity” is not what the world needs now, a fact perhaps even the maverick—who was “gagging like a gargoyle” after the last debate—already knows.