Murdoch: Johnson Should Lead Tories

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The mayor of London Boris Johnson poses for the media with a plate of food in the athletes' dining hall during a media opportunity at the Olympic and Paralympic athlete's village in London, Thursday, July 12, 2012. The London Olympics begin on July 27.

Has Rupert Murdoch tired of tweeting about Mitt Romney and turned his attention on Britain’s Tories? The media baron apparently wants London Mayor Boris Johnson to head up the Conservative Party before the next election, according to a report in The Telegraph. The paper reports that David Cameron has become increasingly unpopular, and Johnson is the new star of the party. Although Cameron reportedly thought he could turn things around this summer at the Olympic Games, they’ve become known as a triumph for Johnson instead. And Johnson reportedly met with Murdoch, who has been rumored to want to get rid of Cameron, to discuss higher office.