Or, presidential pool report No. 2 from the Seattle Times' Jonathan Martin:

About 1,400 people attended the Westin event, an audience that was literally wall-to-wall, including many who were standing.

It was a who's-who of local political leaders. Obama called out Gov. Chris Gregoire, Sen. Patty Murray, Reps. Norm Dicks, Jay Inslee, Rick Larsen and Brian Baird, along with King County Excutive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.

The audience was boisterous at times, both during Obama's speech—which focused on the economy and small business, but also included numerous jabs at Republicans—and Gregoire's.

“When you want to move forward, you put your car in D,” Obama said, to a round of laughs. “When you want to go backward, you put it in R. …. That’s not a coincidence."

Gregoire took aim at Dino Rossi, Murray's leading challenger. He "can not, should not, and will not represent the state of Washington in the U.S. Senate," she said. "2004: strike one. 2008: strike two. 2010: strike three you're out."

After the Westin event, the president's motorcade headed to a fundraiser at the home of RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser. The route was lined with people waving, cheering and taking photos.