Seattle Fish-Throwers Tout Obama on YouTube

October 29, 2008 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

The Republicans may have the wolf-hunting vote locked down, but the Obama campaign is burnishing its own frontier credentials with a new video from the fish throwers at the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Will this Pacific Northwestern YouTube outreach move anyone? Well, count this blogger in. As a lifelong Seattlite, I grew up following my parents around the historic market — a community-supported zone that favors local farmers and artisans — as they bought fruit and vegetables from friendly shops like Manzo’s, or nabbed some fresh halibut. Naturally, the fish have some airborne cameos in one of the quirkier Obama videos this season: