Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Barack Obama just couldn’t stand to be upstaged during a memorable moment at last Friday’s debate with John McCain.
McCain had just answered a question about Iraq by referring to a bracelet he wears to honor a soldier killed in the war. Obama said that he, too, had a bracelet.
Then he hesitated and stumbled because he couldn’t remember the name of the young man on the bracelet that he’s been wearing since February. And he proceeded to talk about the bracelet, even though the soldier’s mother asked him last February not to discuss the bracelet anytime on the campaign trail, during speeches or at debates. Since the debate took place, the mother said she didn't have a problem with what Obama did.
No big deal, you say?
Breaking a confidence is substantial, especially betraying the trust of a woman who lost a son in Iraq. It also doesn't matter what the mother says today, it's what she asked Obama months ago that matters and the fact Obama did just the opposite.
It made for quite the discussion today as I filled in for Mark Belling on WISN. Here are details from ABC.
UPDATE: There are reports that Obama has been consistently talking about the bracelet on the campaign trail despite Jopek's request back in February. Thus, Obama refuses to respect the wishes of the family and last Friday was not the first time Obama brought up the bracelet in public. Here's just one example from May of this year.