A short little quiz for your amusement:
1. I was voted the "Marketer of the Year" in 2008. I won hundreds of votes (36% of the total) of marketers, agency heads and marketing-services vendors gathered at the Association of National Advertisers' annual conference, beating out Apple's 27% and Zappo's 14%. Linda Clarizio, president of AOL's Platform A, the sponsor of the opening-night dinner attended by 750 where the votes were cast said of me, "I think he did a great job of going from a relative unknown to a household name ..."
2. One business executive who I admire is Frederick Smith, founder of FedEx. Smith was John McCain's finance chair in the 2008 election. FedEx is a non-union company which, through contributions to many members of Congress, managed to get a special exemption from Congress in 1996 that banned the Teamsters from organizing FedEx workers. At the time, Ted Kennedy and Paul Simon vehemently denounced the pay off.
Update: And the correct answer is Barack Obama. slinkerwink and one other win the prize - another chance to vote for him in 2012.