"Nelson Mandela is kind of the one person I've said yes to. And Barack Obama was probably only the second person that I've really to this level said yes to," BBC quoted him, as saying.
"And that's because I believe what he believes in. "I travel around the world a lot, and I was kind of used to people being happy when the Americans showed up.[an error occurred while processing this directive] That sort of changed over the last eight years. So I'm excited about the new possibilities of hope and change that Barack is bringing," he added.
Smith also described why he thinks people in his position should get involved with and try to influence people when it comes to politics. "Individuals have to decide what they want to do," he said. "I think I'm a pretty good judge if someone's a good person. So I just lend my support to people that I believe are good people," he added.