John doesn't want your vote, and that is exactly why he deserves your vote!
He has made it clear for years now that he thinks these contests are embarrassing to the industry, and would like to see them eliminated.
Yet still do they persist, even flourish, despite his steady stream of ever-increasing vitriolic invective.
Yet we CAN put an end to this madness. By insuring that John gets the top spot, even over his strenuous objections.
The damaging effects of a hostile and belligerent winner, like John would surely be, would make others think twice about starting such contests.
John's contemptuous 'victory' speech would be reprinted far and wide, for ironic value alone. "Most influential Man rips Most influential contest!"
And a Grand Slam win of John, Brian and Ethan and Derek would certainly bring about the demise of these shams in no time, so Vote today!
P.S. Remember, the more John refuses your vote, the more he has earned it!