Writing in the Telegraph, London Mayor Boris Johnson has endorsed Obama for president.

“Obama deserves to win because he seems talented, compassionate, and because he offers the hope of rejuvenating the greatest country on earth in the eyes of the rest of us,” writes Johnson. “All those are sufficient reasons for desiring his victory.”

“And then there is the final, additional reason, the glaring reason, and that is race. Huge numbers of voters, whether they admit it to themselves or not, will hesitate to choose Barack Obama for President because he is black. And then there are millions of white Americans who will undoubtedly vote Obama precisely because he is black, and because he stands for the change and the progress they want to see in their society.”

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Peter Fray

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