Forget Blair, the UK nomination should be for Mr Farage. He is not everybody's cup of tea but I would certainly feel the UK's needs would be put before that of the EU.
Now that would be interesting, I wonder who the UK would select if a nationwide poll was held? It definitely would not be a Labour Candidate that much is sure.
Here is Mr Farage's latest speech in the EU Parliament, which certainly got to Mr Barosso as is seen at the end. I credit England Expects where I just watched this.