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Blair's Lonely Push for E.U. President

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's race for E.U. president may end in failure. It's a bad sign when your own country's leader stops believing in you: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown owned up that a Blair presidency "may not happen." According to a Telegraph poll, only 31 percent of British voters support him, compared to 31 percent opposed and 38 percent undecided. Underwhelming support for Blair's campaign at home may continue to sour the support of continental Europe. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who initially supported Blair, has already gone quiet, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel supports another candidate. On Thursday night, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemborg, and Sweden banded together and attempted to use procedural rules to define the job as a chairmanship instead of the high-octane leadership position Blair covets.