For self-anointed “voice of the common man” Bill Cunningham, his mid-day talk show on WLW-AM radio is nothing more than two and a half hours that will, on a good day, provide entertainment for thousands of listeners who are primarily — like Cunningham—middle-aged, middle-class white guys.

And if along the way, Cunningham just happens to shape history — maybe help elect the next President of the United States by nudging Ohio into the Republican column — well, that’s an unexpected consequence that’s perfectly acceptable to the shock jock.

But vast right-wing conspiracies? A top-secret strategy outlined on a napkin? Conservatives marching in philosophical lockstep with AM radio’s most provocative pontificators: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Cunningham?

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