EAGAN, Minn. – They got him.
The protestors known for throwing glitter on former presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty succeeded today in covering Mitt Romney with the colorful confetti right as he entered a warehouse where he was scheduled to hold a campaign rally.
After his son, Josh Romney, helped brush off some of the confetti from his blue blazer, Romney turned to the crowd and declared the incident a “celebration.”
“I’m happy for a little celebration, this is confetti. We just won Florida, we’re just going to win the White House next. This is confetti,” Romney told the crowd.
Romney’s wife, Ann, also helped brush glitter off Romney and gave him a quick kiss on the lips before he took off his blazer.
“Oh, I’ve got glitter in my hair,” he added, making light of the incident. “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.”
The protestors who threw the glitter on Romney are suspected to be a part of Glitterati and Occupy Minneapolis, who have used the confetti to call attention to candidates who they believe do not support gay rights.
“Thank you, here’s a guy – wave your hand over there who threw the glitter. Hi there. How are you? Hi there. How are you? Good to see you, there you go,” Romney said as he took the microphone and security guards removed the glitter bomber.
Some were removed by security, but at one remained, because Romney was hit by another batch of glitter as he exited the event.
Romney’s private security was with him today, the last day before Secret Service will start offering the candidate and his family protection.