Republicans that Obama administration listens to include McCain, Schwarzenegger, and Mel Martinez (on immigration)
From our "For What It's Worth" department, Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic offers "The Six Top Republicans Obama Listens To" . He doesn't provide a source for his information, but it could happen. Especially since all those listed are RINOs.
The two in the lead are Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, followed by Richard Lugar and John McCain, the latter two on foreign policy. Those stellar lights are followed by David Brooks of the New York Times and Harvard University law professor Jack Goldsmith.
Ambinder also lists others including Chuck Grassley, Judd Gregg, Orrin Hatch, Mel Martinez on immigration matters, the National Association of Manufacturers, Lindsey Graham, and governors Charlie Crist and Arnold Schwarzenegger on "policy matters". No wonder Obama's ideas are so very great.