Republican Lawmaker Slams McCain: "I Don't Know That McCain Is That Influential" in the GOP
Ever since Iran’s disputed presidential elections this month, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been a ubiquitous presence on TV, slamming President Obama’s response to the crisis and trying to pump up his own profile. This morning on C-Span’s Washington Journal, a caller asked Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) why anyone should listen to McCain. Akin suggested that the GOP has already tuned him out:
CALLER: Why is [McCain] considered a leader? … Why is his point of view so important, and why should Obama listen to him? [...]
AKIN: I don’t know that McCain is that influential within the Republican Party per se.