Caucus Eve update: Obama crowd heading into the Key

obamabarack.jpgEqual time for last night’s Sen. Clinton publicity: Sen. Obama is touring a South Seattle business this morning and speaking at KeyArena early this afternoon – we spun by about an hour ago and noted a good-sized crowd on the west side of the Key – listening to the scanner, they have just opened the doors and it sounds like madness — just heard something about the line stretching to Fifth Avenue (east of Seattle Center). One quote from somebody on the scanner: “This is the longest line I have ever seen in my entire life.” Many citywide media outlets are promising to cover the speech live, including KIRO Radio and, which promises to stream an Obama event shortly, and is streaming Sen. Clinton’s Tacoma town hall right now. (Info on tomorrow’s caucus is linked from the top right of this page; we’ll be adding to that info shortly.) TRAFFIC ALERT: We’re also hearing about traffic woes on East Marginal because of Sen. Obama’s visit to McKinstry, so that’s a good area to avoid till he’s moved on to the Key around noontime. 10:40 AM ADDENDUM: Back at the Key, latest radio chatter sounds like they’re expecting capacity and turnaways.

1 Reply to "Caucus Eve update: Obama crowd heading into the Key"

  • beef February 8, 2008 (1:20 pm)

    wheee. we walked over at about 10.30. the line on the east side stretched from the fountain, out to mercer, down to 5th, and back to the EMP.

    we got shut out. taking a quick spin around key arena, i imagine there were at least a few thousand more at 3 of the entrances (anywhere from another 5-10k total i imagine).

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