5. To be honest, Tavis doesn't have much of an impact on anything these days.
We got President Obama re-elected without the enthusiastic support of Tavis Smiley last year.
Although Tavis said he supported President Obama last summer, he hasn't acted much like it.
So, he pretty much canceled out any real influence he could have had since last year's election.
Tavis is for Tavis.
And that much has been evident for years to many, many people.
Not just for people of color, either.