Amongst the latest controversy, I keep hearing this number. Hell, I just read it in an OP post a couple minutes ago. I believe I heard this number the last 15 years, without much fluctuation. Is there any evidence or proof from outside sources? When I look, it just seems to be the people involved in his show or distributing saying this? The reason I ask is that Rush tried to mount several grassroots efforts in the past, stuff like Operation Chaos, that didn't amount to much. I know he is probably #1 Republican mouthpiece on the market, but I wonder about the true influence he has. What would you wager the number of true listeners he has? People who tune to him regularly and actually listen to what he's saying rather, than say, it being on in a work environment simply to have as noise.