The Telegraph.co.uk has listed America's top 50 most influential political pundits. JC Watts made number 47. According to the Telegraph writer, apparently there will not be another African American Republican.
A regular contributor across various networks, Watts is the last African American to serve as a Republican in Congress.
Having criticised his party’s candidates during primaries for failing to "show up" for black voters, the former American footballer is the sort of voice John McCain appears to be listening to as he attempts to reach out to African Americans.