Perhaps the most prescient quote ever made:
…Rabbi Weinberg [author of the Seridei Eish] wrote, “For the members of Agudah, every unimportant rabbi who joins them is considered a great gaon.” Can you elaborate?
Rabbi Weinberg wrote in his private letters that politics in Agudah circles is what makes you a gadol; it’s not how much Torah you have. They determine that Rav Soloveitchik is not a gadol because he’s not in their circle. Rav Elyashiv was never considered a gadol when he was with the [Israeli government] rabbanut.…
Professor Marc B. Shapiro, interviewed in this week's Jewish Press.
Read this post for more evidence that Rabbi Weinberg was and is correct.
Also read the whole interview with Marc Shapiro. Really good stuff.