2008 Barack Obama’s Stop in Seattle (w/ Audio)
posted by December 12 at 10:15 AMon
Posted late last night and moved up to this morning.
tomorrow later today, on Slog and Lineout, but for now: Barack Obama’s stop at Showbox SoDo tonight last night was an impressive show of Seattle strength for a candidate who’s been surging in a number of states this month.
The place was packed, and organizers said 1,000 tickets had been sold, with adults paying $100 and students paying $35. Add in two fundraisers earlier in the evening that were closed to the press and that’s probably a pretty good haul for a man who’s already raised far more money than any other presidential candidate in Washington State this year.
Since I was just in Iowa watching Obama work a crowd there, I was interested to see whether his approach, and the crowd reaction, would be any different here in Seattle. More on that
tomorrow later today, but I’ll say one thing right now that Seattleites may not like to hear: The crowd in Des Moines, Iowa—Des Moines, Iowa—was way, way more diverse than the crowd at the Showbox.
Don’t believe me? Think that zoomed-in picture is lying? How about this:
If you’d like to hear audio of last night’s speech, click here. Warning: If you’ve heard Obama’s stump speech in the last few months it will sound very familiar. But if you haven’t, or if you just like hearing him say the word “Seattle” a lot, then check it out.