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 and Bill Clinton appearing together for the first time during the campaign Wednesday night in Florida (Reuters photo).
In an interview with Charlie Rose, Bill Clinton said that "it's not close" in terms of how much better prepared Hillary is to be president, that picking Obama would be a "risk,” compared nominating Obama to picking "a gifted television commentator,” criticized Obama for beginning his presidential campaign after only one year in the Senate, and called Obama a mere "symbol for change," adding that "symbol is not as important as substance.”
Bill Clinton defended his criticism of Obama, saying, “When I was running, I didn’t give a rip what anybody said about me. It’s weird, you know, but if you love somebody and you think that they’d be good, it’s harder.”
Bill Clinton criticized Obama’s opposition to the war in Iraq. "Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen."
"You know the former president, who I think all of us have a lot of regard for, has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling. He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts -- whether it's about my record of opposition to the war in Iraq or our approach to organizing in Las Vegas. This has become a habit, and one of the things that we're gonna have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he's making statements that are not factually accurate,” said Obama.
Bill Clinton called Obama’s candidacy, “smoke and mirrors.”
“You have to decide what this election is about,” Clinton told a room of 600 students at the University of Mary Washington. “You have to decide what makes the best president. You want someone with the right vision, the right plans and ability to get the job done. If that’s the test, I don’t think the question is close.”
Michelle Obama, asked about how she felt about Bill Clinton's use of the phrase "fairytale" to describe her husband's characterization of his position on the Iraq war, first responded: "No." But, after a few seconds, she told the reporter: "I want to rip his eyes out!" Noticing an aide giving her a nervous look, she then said, "Kidding! See, this is what gets me into trouble."