In Britain, The Tories Surge

An historic landslide in local elections pushes the Labour party into third place. It now looks extremely likely that my old college friend, Boris Johnson, will be the next mayor of London, which, to those of us who knew him, is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying. But this is great news for the new green, moderate Tory leader, David Cameron. By taking the Tories back to the center (in stark contrast to the direction Rove and Bush have taken the Republicans), the prime minister's job is now his to lose in the next general election.