Skip to comments.Why Won't Obama Visit North Dakota?
Posted on 08/26/2013 6:46:46 PM PDT by Hojczyk
DICKINSON, N.D.North Dakota is like an overachieving child who attracts the attention of everyoneexcept Dad.
The oil boom taking over western North Dakota and transforming America's energy landscape has prompted visits from people around the worldGermany, Turkey, Japan, Dubai, and elsewhereto see what they can learn and how they can benefit.
President Obama, however, has not visited the state since moving into the White House (although he did drop in twice during the 2008 presidential campaign).
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has a goal to change that, and she asked Obama earlier this year if he would visit.
"He said he wouldn't come in the winter," Heitkamp told National Journal while driving outside of Dickinson, a town of about 20,000 people on the edge of the oil patch. "That's as much of a commitmentI think it's really important for him to take a look," said Heitkamp, changing her thought mid-sentence.
North Dakota is at the heart of America's oil and natural gas boom. The state, thanks to two deep underground shale-rock formations called Bakken and Three Forks, produced more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day in June, roughly 10 percent of the country's overall daily oil production and an all-time record for the state. North Dakota has surpassed both California and Alaska to become the second-highest oil-producing state in the country, behind Texas.
"He's got an incredibly busy travel schedule, and it's not something we've spoken about," Jewell said. "The president relies on me and other members of his Cabinet to be his eyes and ears on the ground where development is taking place."
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Because he can only count to 58?
If you build a mosque, he will come.
Bammy B a Racis,
Someone told him the state was really square?
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Success in America repulses him.
Did you see the expression on his face presenting that MOH today?
ND is diametrically opposed to his agenda and would prove all of his eco-energy-terrorism to be the lies that we all know that they are.
Need to import some people of a certain persuasion first
Drill that biotch!
Bush never visited CA.
Repubs won’t visit states that can’t help the. Same with Dems.
We should all be so lucky.
Because he would not be welcomed?
They should feel fortunate!
N. Dakota proves that everything that Obama believes in about economics is WRONG!
Can't be that, there's been one since 1929.
You can tell the reservation land in ND
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