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Obama Passes 270

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 05, 2008 at 4:10 AM

DEVELOPING: With California reporting its results, it appears that Sen. Obama is now President-elect Obama. Votes are still coming in, but OFB believes that the senator from Illinois has already clinched the presidency.

Why I Will Vote Obama

By Jason Kettinger | Nov 04, 2008 at 7:27 AM

Last week, OFB endorsed Sen. John McCain for President of the United States. In the closing hours of the race, contributing editor Jason Kettinger offers a voice of dissent in support for Sen. Barack Obama. Read on to find out why he supports the Democratic nominee.

Why I Will Vote McCain

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 04, 2008 at 7:25 AM

Can you believe it has been two years? For two years we have listened to candidates build platforms, argue their cases and tear down their opponents. Now we look at the final two candidates and the question that should be on everyone’s mind is this: who offers the best solutions for this country? My answer is John McCain.

Will the Republicans Take the House?

By Jason Kettinger | Nov 02, 2008 at 5:18 AM

While much of America’s attention during this political season has been on presidential politics, there is more to the election than who will be taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in January. How the Congress shapes up is a major question, and contributing editor Jason Kettinger takes up a contrarian position in forecasting the balance of power.

How Obama is Winning America

By Jason Kettinger | Oct 31, 2008 at 4:12 AM

It came to me as I watched Will.I.Am's video “Yes We Can” — I encourage everyone to watch it — Obama is a cheater. Now, I don't mean that he condones or abets shady election practices. Rather, I mean that he understands the state of American political culture, his place in it, and how to translate American exceptionalism into “liberal-ese,” if you will.

OFB’s Endorsement for President of the United States

By Staff Staff | Oct 30, 2008 at 4:19 AM

This year Americans face the most important presidential election in recent history. Already, in the last couple of months, the economy has caused nearly unprecedented measures, of which we can surely expect more over the coming weeks and months. This, along with new challenges in foreign policy require that the voter be more informed than ever when choosing a candidate to vote for this year. Open for Business believes that when the evidence is considered, the informed voter should vote for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for President of the United States.

A Political Theology or a Theology of Politics?

By Brad Edwards | Oct 27, 2008 at 11:26 PM

We’re now only a week away from the presidential election here in the U.S., and the frenzy is earnest. This is my first presidential election as a Christian (and Seminarian!) so I’ve been contemplating it almost daily. The big question: how involved should Christians be?

Plumbing the Depths of Debate #3

By Staff Staff | Oct 17, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Two presidential debates and one vice presidential debate already history, on Wednesday night, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain came back together for one last debate moderated by Bob Schieffer of CBS News. OFB editors Timothy R. Butler and Jason Kettinger agree that the debate had a different tone from the previous ones, but did it change the presidential race?

Round #2: McCain and Obama Spar Again

By Staff Staff | Oct 11, 2008 at 1:17 AM

With a presidential and vice presidential debate behind their campaigns, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama went at it again on Tuesday evening, sparring in a town hall format. OFB's Editor-in-Chief, Timothy R. Butler, and contributing editor Jason Kettinger analyze

The Veep Showdown: Palin Versus Biden

By Staff Staff | Oct 04, 2008 at 6:39 AM

Thursday night’s Vice Presidential Debate, moderated by Gwen Ifill and participated in by Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) and Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), was the most watched veep-debate in history. Everyone wanted to know if Biden could deliver the crushing blow to Palin that would end the Republicans’ hopes for the White House a month early. OFB’s Timothy R. Butler and analyst Jason Kettinger weigh in.

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