The best political ploy at last weeks London Mayoral election was from, Brian Paddick, the Liberal Democratic candidate, who had challenged his political opponents, Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone to running Last months Flora London marathon.
According to a statement on britishblogs.com prior to the London Mayoral election, Paddick was quoted, “Running London is an extremely tough and demanding job and the Mayor needs to be mentally and physically fit. “I am running the London Marathon this year and I challenge all Mayoral candidates to join me – it will be a real test of their mettle. “If people vote for me on 1st May, they know I will be fit for office.”…
None of his opponents took up the challenge, but Boris Johnson (whom Livingstone had branded a “Big Joke”) turned up at the start to cheer and congratulate the marathon runners.
But voters seems not to have been impressed by Paddick’s finish time of just under 5 hours. They instead voted for Conservative candidate, Boris Johnson.
After 21 political debates, Barrack Obama should now challenge Hillary Clinton to a game of basketball!