Every day that goes by, I sometimes wonder, why is it taking so long for Barack Obama to wrap up the Democratic nomination?
Wednesday didn't move the ball down the field very much on the Democratic Delegate Scoreboard, as we wait for the Illinois Senator to finally end this race.
Obama did get the backing of a Wyoming superdelegate, while Hillary Clinton won the support of a newly named delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands, a rare day when Clinton wasn't on the losing end of the delegate declarations..
The support of Nancy Drummond of Wyoming moved Obama to within 48 delegates of clinching the Democratic nomination.
"After much thought and prayer, I feel the time has come for me to endorse a presidential candidate," Davenport said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Clinton controversy continued to bubble surrounding Clinton's odd reference last week to Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 campaign, when he was assassinated after the California primary in June of that year.
"I am tired of people and
parts of the media making excuses for Hilary assassination comment," wrote listener Dana Johnson.
"I believe Hilary is upset with some of the Kennedy's because they are supporting
Obama and unconsciously this is how she felt!!"
The other issue that continues to bring in comments is the high price of oil and gasoline, and the lack of any comprehensive energy policy deal between the two political parties.
"Jamie you of all people knows that the cost of oil is based on the dollar and as the dollar value declines the cost of oil must rise," wrote Charles Crotty, who blamed both parties for catering to their respective special interests on the energy issue.
"The best and quickest solution is to replace all members of Congress; starting with the next election cycle," Crotty said, arguing for term limits.
That used to be a big issue in the Congress, but it has pretty much gone the way of $1.50/gallon gasoline.
"I'm one of the very few people that are modestly happy about high oil prices," wrote listener Riley O'Connor of Atlanta, who has a vested financial interest.
"I receive a small income every month from oil wells in Texas, Oklahoma
and Kansas. It's not quite so small as it used to be, and nobody was feeling my
pain when it was $13.00 a barrel," observed O'Connor.
It wasn't so long ago that Congress was trying to find ways to give special tax breaks to those who had so-called "stripper" wells, which are considered marginal producers. And when the price of oil was low, they weren't bringing in much cash at all.
Times change argued O'Connor, who said Americans also need to change their driving habits and their energy use.
"It's my feeling that both the oil companies and Congress are waiting for things
to reach crisis state so that the ultimate compromise doesn't cause them a lot
of negatives with the voters," he said.
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