Joyner cites Obama flak as reason Smi...

Joyner cites Obama flak as reason Smiley is leaving radio show

There are 1 comment on the El Paso Times story from Apr 11, 2008, titled Joyner cites Obama flak as reason Smiley is leaving radio show. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Tavis Smiley is leaving Tom Joyner's popular morning radio show after 12 years, and Joyner told listeners Friday he thought the political commentator's criticisms of presidential hopeful Barack Obama might be ...

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Kandee Cooks of NC

Raleigh, NC

#1 Apr 11, 2008
Maybe Tavis thought African Americans would go for Hillary Clinton during this election because a lot of African Americans seemed to think a lot of the Clintons over the years and now that African Americans are embracing someone new (CHANGE)and maybe not the somebody he wants everyone to embrace, Tavis is upset. This is America and we have choices and for those that have chosen Obama...that is their right. And for those that have chosen Hillary.....that is their right. He can't control who we as Americans want to support. He is NOT the voice for African Americans. I hate to see him go, but honestly, I think it is time he leave if he can't handle the African Americans that love and support Obama. I love and support Obama and I don't feel I owe the Clinton's anything because some called him "the first black president." He was never that to me. He was a president I admired and respected. We need CHANGE in America and Obama is it. I do feel Tavis is jealous of Obama. Tavis is no longer on BET, NPR, and now Tom Joyner. There seems to be a pattern and maybe Tavis needs to take a long hard look in the mirror. He needs to learn to agree to disagree with people........and keep it moving. I think he should have allowed Michelle Obama to speak at the State of the Black Union. I saw her here in Raleigh this week and girlfriend turned it out! She is a phenomenal woman and they are a phenomenal couple. I am proud of them and I hope they become President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Good luck and I wish you well, Tavis.

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