"Just suppose, for a moment, that you were running for political office. What would you think if you found a couple of vice presidents of your corporation out campaigning for you? Crazy? Not at all. In fact, it's happening more and more. And here's why: Members of the top management of an increasing number of corporatiaons are realizing that they have political responsibilities. This represents a big change from the typical businessman's attitude of the past 30 years or so. The slogan "business and politics don't mix" had virtually become an article of faith. All that has changed now, and the background of the change is worth looking at."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1960