There are others in the race, Andrew Boff, Warwick Lightfoot and Victoria Borwick. All of them with the ability to run London better than Livingstone, but I feel that Boris has not only the capability to improve London government dramatically but also to beat Livingstone.
If the volume of Boris bashing coming from Livingstone’s supporters is anything to go by he believes this too.
Everyone is aware of the caricature of Boris but today’s speech shows that he has thought long and hard not just about London’s problems but about the solutions to those problems. I felt that it also highlighted the passion that he has for the job.