Mitt Romney Spent All Day Being Glitter Bombed

A gay rights activist, not pictured, throws a cup of glitter on Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as he walks to the stage at the start of a campaign rally in Eagan, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A bit more glitter than Romney is used to inhaling on a normal day. Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP

Somehow, up until today, Mitt Romney managed to avoid being glitter bombed. Then he came to Minnesota, the Land of 1o,000 Lakes and Pounds of Excess Glitter*, the state where Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, and Karl Rove have all been glitter bombed in the past year

And so, inevitably, at a campaign event with Tim Pawlenty this afternoon, Romney finally lost his glitter virginity. As he approached the stage, an activist tossed glitter all over Romney because ... immigration? Sure, immigration. 

Romney handled it well though. After a quick brush off, he took the microphone, and — pretending that pure, violent rage wasn't coursing throughout his body — joked that it was all just a celebration of his victory in Florida yesterday. 

After finishing his speech, Romney was "hit by another batch of glitter as he exited the event." No joke. 

*This had incorrectly referred to Minnesota as the Land of 1,000 Lakes.