An unidentified gay rights activist glitter bombed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney today during a campaign rally in Eagan, Minnesota. As Mitt took the stage at a warehouse bash, the activist tossed a cup of joyous glitter on the former Massachusetts governor. "The glitter poured over his hair, stuck to his face and shimmered from his navy blazer," breathlessly reports The Washington Post. For those not in the know, glitter bombing is a spectacular tactic used by gay rights and same-sex marriage advocates against LGBT foes. A few notable glitter victims? Karl Rove, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, and Dan Savage.
"Oh, I've got glitter in my hair," Romney exclaimed after the glitzy dousing. "That's not all that's in my hair, I'll tell you that. I glue it on every morning, whether I need to or not."
He later crooned a verse of "America the Beautiful."
In related news, the GOP hopeful made a bold/damaging statement Tuesday when explained to CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien that he doesn't care about poor people. In an interview after winning the Florida primary, Romney said, "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich.... I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling." Which is to say, he only cares about the middle class (since they vote.) Oy.