Mitt Romney glitterbombed twice in Eagan [VIDEO]

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Mitt Romney gets a Minnesota welcome.
Glitterbombing may have become a nationally recognized form of protest, but the original inventor took back the reigns at a Mitt Romney event this afternoon in Eagan.

Nick Espinosa, who originally glittered Newt Gingrich way back in May of 2011, tossed a few fistfuls as Romney walked toward the stage, bedazzling the former governor's coiffure. Romney laughed it off, but that wasn't the end of it.

"Feel the rainbow!" Espinosa yelled. "The one percent pays for hate, you're not welcome in our state!"

Romney made his way up to the stage, waved at his fans, then turned back to Espinosa.

"There's the guy -- wave your hand over there," Romney said. "This is confetti! We just won Florida!"

After his remarks, Romney went down the line of audience members shaking hands when he once again felt the rainbow. This time it was Occupy Minneapolis participant Sam Richards. Unlike Espinosa, Richards was hustled out pretty aggressively by security.

"I found an opportunity to glitter him so I took it," says Richards. "They were dragging me out by my collar."

Glitterbomb one, by Espinosa:

And the second, by Richards:

Side note, not only has glitterbombing made an appearance on Glee, it has now also won this lady on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire $10,000.

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Ojosverdes11231979
Ojosverdes11231979

Word up Michelle Bachman! Tell the truth! These new republiderps that want limited government yet need the goverment to sign hatred in to laws are killing me!!! Thanks for keeping it real!!!

Bubba
Bubba

My partner Bruce and I just got a kick out that little cutie Nick Espinosa throwing glitter at Mitt.  How queer!!  I bet Nick would make a hot little bottom.  It would be fabulous to have a threeway with Nick, Bruce and myself.  We could sip some cocktails, listen to Madonna's Vogue for an hour or two and then get all naked and sweaty in the hot tub and then engage in mind-blowing anal sex!!  Jesus, I am getting hard just thinking about it!!

Dan
Dan

Makes the glitter throwers and anyone associated with them (e.g. Occupy Minneapolis) look bad. Makes Romney look more sympathetic, if sparkly. Pathetic.

Sandra
Sandra

who are these commentators? This kind of activity gets noticed. It used the candidates own publicity stops to get people to think about what that candidate stands for. As for Espinoza getting a job, are you saying that everyone else at the campaign stop, ie Republicans, don't have jobs?

Harrumph!
Harrumph!

Since when did CP get so many conservative commentators? I imagine that Village Voice is not complaining. Keep those hits a coming!

Ojosverdes11231979
Ojosverdes11231979

Wow, you are all terribly homophobic. Don't forget that plenty of you like it in the butt too...you just never admit it, even after getting caught in public parks and airport bathrooms. At least us gays are being honest!

Lisa
Lisa

Honestly, grow up. Throwing glitter on an presidential candidate is shameful if they are liberal or republican. So what that you don't agree with Romney or the republican party, throwing glitter on him just showcases how immature and compulsive you are as a person. Also, I'd like to see how extreme liberals would react if republicans threw something of that nature at someone like Obama. It would be a gong show. Oh well, one party has to remain mature.

Leslie
Leslie

This Nick Espinosa freak really needs to go out and find a job or something.The 1% pays for hate?  Really?  Isn't Obama and Michelle also part of the "1%"?

hmm.......

Eeek
Eeek

You don't understand how somebody who favors limited government would have a problem with somebody using the power of the government to redefine societal traditions?  You're not even trying, are you?

Rusty
Rusty

sar...casm?  or just trolling from the "fake-over-the-top-gay-guy" angle? 

I would love to think that you are just trying to be funny, because I thought this was funny.  But you're much more likely just being an asshole about it.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

The only way to treat racists and bigots is to laugh at them and make them look silly.  Liberals are mad because stupid Republican bigots like you and sam I am never learn or change your stupid opinions.   You are complaining about Liberal activists being rude to your canidate but I would bet you didn't give a shit when that idiot Congressman yelled "you lie" at Obama during his State of the Union.  A small group of activists like Espinosa and his pals is nothing compared to the disrespect every single Republican shows Obama on a daily basis.  The entire Republican establishment made Obama's birth certificate an issue, how disrespectful is that of the President?   Please name one thing the entire Democratic establishment has done that is the equal of that?   Otherwise shut up you fucking liar.   Just be happy gay people aren't throwing grenades at Mitt Romney.  Him and the rest of you Republican bigots are after all using the government to make gay people second class citizens. Be thankful gays are civil when faced with bigot animals like the modern Republican party. 

Sobek74
Sobek74

Throwing something at a president, yes shamful, but at a presidential candidate, just funny. Anyone with a Super PAC can be a presidential candidate. Would someone throwing glitter at Stephen Colbert be shameful or funny? Mittens is no different.

Leslie
Leslie

Lisa: Democrats are not known for being that bright to begin with.  Look at the writers for the City Pages, for example.

Hey now, that's not very nice!
Hey now, that's not very nice!

Heh, upon viewing the videos - they did get him pretty good. Love the "WHO WAS THAT GRRR" looks on all the bigots' faces!

Keith Elison
Keith Elison

Based on what you define as "establishment" then we could assume that the "Democrat Establishment" thinks Bush blew up the World Trade Center to instigate an endless war in the Middle East. 

Sam I am.
Sam I am.

I, in fact, did give a shit when the Congressman called Obama a liar because Obama is a liar.  A fucking goddamn liar.  

Sam I am.
Sam I am.

I wonder if  Espinosa and Richards are lovers?  Will they celebrate their glitter-throwing tonight by nailing each other in the ass?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Name one elected official that said that please.   Bill Maher threw 9/11 nutjobs out of his show for yelling their nonsense.   I know for a fact Bush didn't pull off 9/11 because it worked.   If Bush would have been in charge it would have been a screw up, just like everything else he did.  

Meanwhile according to Salon, Republicans have filed lawsuits about Obama's birth certificate in 17 states.   Republican lawmakers proposed birther bills in 11 states.   Newt, Trump, Bachmann, and Mike Huckabee have all said birther comments.   Please name one credible Democratic Presidential canidate who blamed Bush for 9/11 or please name one state that proposed a bill blaming or investigating Bush for causing 9/11.  I know you wont' because you are a liar.   

Ojosverdes11231979
Ojosverdes11231979

At least if they are sexing each other, they'll be having more fun than you while you're crying and jerking it to gay porn while your wife is pregnant and cooking for you. Don't you know that the loudest homophobes end up being the flamiest homos?!? Obstreperous bastard.

Sobek74
Sobek74

The true colors of the republican voter comes out.

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