Much like scores of political hopefuls before him, Presidential candidate Barack Obama rode to power on the campaign promise of bipartisanship. In office, however, his attempts at finding common ground have often been less than successful. Although the reasons why vary, both parties have laid the blame on the other’s doorstep.
On the topic of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, however, the chasm between Democrats and Republicans may be narrowing. A number of Democratic senators have recognized the benefits of Keystone XL construction and, splintering from their own party, have joined the Republican ranks in urging the President to build that long delayed pipeline, now nearing its sixth year in limbo.