Ken is far from the perfect candidate. He can be boorish, arrogant, hypocritical. Nonetheless, he has a long record of standing up for the poorest Londoners, whereas the current incumbent's defence of London from the cuts has been more Maginot Line than Stalingrad.
The truth is that Boris may be the master of the quick quip and the funny photo op but he is, fundamentally, out of touch; uninterested in the plight of those who don't look, sound or live like him and his fellow millionaires.
Boris is the bankers' nominee; the candidate of*the 1%, not the 99%. Ordinary Londoners deserve better.