Tavis Smiley is not an emcee, but that didn't stop him from laying into the Republican party and its 2008 presidential hopefuls like a battle-hungry rapper in a recent interview with EUR Web.
A veteran journalist and author, Smiley is set to moderate a debate with GOP candidates that will air Sept. 27 on PBS. A similar debate with the Democratic presidential hopefuls took place this summer.
However, things quickly turned sour for Smiley when he learned that several of candidates will not be in attendance and neither wasted time nor bit his tongue describing his feelings about the situation.
"The word frontrunner has taken a whole new meaning for me," he says during the interview with Lee Bailey.