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
There are plenty of conservative counties in CA.
Because Bath House Barree from Nairobee found out there are no gay bath houses in Williston.
Politicians don’t visit a state unless they can carry it. It is very simply a matter of using money for good effect.
They are better off going to a swing state.
It’s economics. All politicians do it.
Right, then, colour Me confused; is that a complaint of some sort or a proud proclamation of where they stand on boasting rights?
I saw Bush in Oxnard in 2000. He gave me a thumbs up.
Bush never visited CA?
LOL ..... are you sure about that?
Nothing to do with Obama, but they ruined it when the made separate states out of the Dakota territory. If they had just made the territory one state, they’d not only have one of the biggest states in the union, they’d have the one with best name. You never hear anybody say they want to visit North Dakota. But if it was just Dakota, a lot more people would go just by the sound of the name. Just my worthless opinion.
Obama will only be the 12th sitting President to ever visit North Dakota. President Bush visited North Dakota in 2005 during his second term. Obama is visiting in the second term too. I guess second term Presidents visit North Dakota it seems.
We should take notes so he will not come visit Texas!
These maps are deceiving. They should show the vote by county population. I suspect the blue counties are home to Fargo, Bismarck and Indian lands. With your vote spread only 60,000 votes and urban populations growing due to oil and gas, ND - as a state - will be voting liberal soon. It’s happening in conservative Texas today. Who woulda thunk?
Here in WA, Willard won the majority of the counties. But all he needed were the cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane. The rest of our votes collectively could not overcome that.
We must win over the cities en toto and to hell chasing after this race or that race
Please, please, please keep him away from my state. The majority of North Dakotans don’t want him here. Send him to Minnesota instead.
thanks. it’s bad enough we have crazy eyes Dayton that can’t remember what bills he’s signed.
It would shame him.
Between campaigning, vacations and golf, it's a wonder he has time to play basketball.
I think North Dakota is far, far better off NOT having obama and mooch visit. Presidential visits SUCK. His suck even worse.
By my calculations at 800000 barrels a day they are making $24 billion a year or more just on oil.
North Dakota is experiencing a major economic boom at the moment. But huge
Americans tell Obama “THE JIG IS UP”
IMPEACH OBAMA before it is too late
“He said he wouldn’t come in the winter,”
Well, he certainly doesn’t need to worry about freezing his nuts off, now does he?
Very few Black people there......
Four of the 6 counties he carried in 2012 have reservations. He did much better in 2008—13 counties including those which contain Fargo and Grand Forks. He did not carry the county which has the state capital either time.
What happened last year when your state elected Heitkamp? Was her opponent that inept?
It was very disappointing to see both ND Senators vote for the Schumer-Rubio amnesty and massive-increase-in-legal-immigration-bill. Is Hoeven really dumb enough to believe in the phony enforcement amendment he signed onto at the last hour?
Bakken refutes all his policies.
Bush visited Oregon and never came close to carrying it.
And which contain the state universities...
His margins were not that big—a little more than 1000 votes in Grand Forks County (out of 31,000 votes) and a 5,000-vote margin in Cass County (Fargo) out of 70,000 votes cast. (Just counting the votes for the two major candidates.) The University of North Dakota has about 14,000 students and 680 faculty. North Dakota State University has about the same number of students and about 800 faculty.
How quick some forget.
Bush visited California. A cursory look showed a visit to Fort Irwin in 2007, and I remember him going to Reagans funeral.