Tavis? Could you hush for like 5 minutes?
This whole thing about Tavis Smiley calling out Barrack Obama for his declination to attend the State of the Black Union this week in New Orleans, is making me hot under the collar.
Sometimes, Tavis needs to put his agenda aside and be reasonable. Then again. He is supporting Senator Clinton.
Barrack has declined twice. Perhaps, it because the date this meeting is held has had bad timing two times. The first time it was when Senator Obama announced his candidacy. This time, it is a time when what is critical to Barrack's success is winning Ohio and Texas.
Tavis says Barrack is ignoring us and our issues. But every time I read about "our issues" concerning this country--the big ones are the same as everyone else's--Iraq, health care, the economy, and access to education. He is running for national office--not city council person. Plus, he was just in Louisiana for the primary there. Not his fault the meeting is held at a critical juncture in the campaign in which he needs to focus his energy elsewhere.
Perhaps, the compromise could have been attending briefly via satellite and sending my favorite Michelle in person? I don't know.
What I do know is that Tavis needs to back off.
A lot of the time, me and Mr. Smiley are on the same page. But I agree with Roland Martin this time.