Boris Johnson endorses Obama

Looks like there’s one more "Obamacon" to add to the list. Boris Johnson, London’s always-entertaining Tory mayor, told the Guardian that an Obama win would "have a beneficial influence on the self-image of some of London’s black male youth": I think [Republican candidate] John McCain has many, many wonderful qualities… but I think a Barack ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.

Looks like there's one more "Obamacon" to add to the list. Boris Johnson, London's always-entertaining Tory mayor, told the Guardian that an Obama win would "have a beneficial influence on the self-image of some of London's black male youth":

Looks like there’s one more "Obamacon" to add to the list. Boris Johnson, London’s always-entertaining Tory mayor, told the Guardian that an Obama win would "have a beneficial influence on the self-image of some of London’s black male youth":

I think [Republican candidate] John McCain has many, many wonderful qualities… but I think a Barack Obama victory would do fantastic things for the confidence and the feelings of black people around the world – that they can win."

Asked if he endorsed Obama, he said: "Yes."

I’m so glad we have Johnson to tell us about the feelings and aspirations of black people everywhere.

Obama also hit it off last week with Conservative Party leader David Cameron (who also fancies himself a candidate for change), but probably shouldn’t expect an explicit endorsement.

In other Boris-related news, the mayor swallowed a bug during a live radio interview this morning.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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