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Glitter Bomber: Romney Uses 'Hate' to Gain Support

Sam Richards and Nick Espinosa hit Mitt Romney with two glitter bombs during Romney's rally in Eagan on Wednesday.

It was all over in the span of 30 seconds.

Sam Richards, 20, was one of at least two protesters at Republican presidential candidate on Wednesday. He watched as fellow protester Nick Espinosa dumped glitter on Romney at the beginning of the speech and was hauled out by security.

And then it was his turn.

"My nerves went away, I did it, and then I was being dragged out," said Richards, who identified himself as an Occupy Minnesota protester. "It was all said and done in 30 seconds."

Richards was the second of two protesters to hit Romney with a "glitter bomb"—a symbolic gesture employed by LGBT activists, who throw a handful of glitter thrown at a politician or public figure. Similar tactics have been used against other notable conservative politicians including Newt Gingrich.

Romney took the glitter in stride, calling it celebratory confetti after he was hit by the first glitter bomb.

“I’ve got glitter in my hair, but that’s not all that’s in my hair, I glue it on every morning, whether it needs it or not," Romney joked, before continuing with his address.

Richards was escorted out of the building by security, but was not arrested. His actions, he said, were motivated by Romney's lack of regard for gay and minority rights.

"We feel this a fun way to draw attention to an issue that Mitt has been avoiding," Richards said. "They are using hate to gain political support."

Get Real September 06, 2012 at 06:28 AM
PS: 2001-2008 (and who controlled Congress?): aberration. 2009: Horrible very bad day. Logic fail. Every Republican President since Reagan has increased the debt significantly, regardless of who has controlled Congress. When the Republicans had both the Senate and the House of Representatives, along with Bush in the White house, it got far worse. We are still recovering from the result of that. There's a positive, absolute statement. Prove me wrong. Please cite sources.
Andrea Morisette Grazzini September 06, 2012 at 06:34 AM
Al, And your sources are?
Andrea Morisette Grazzini September 06, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Al, And your credentials as a media expert are--, ? I'm unclear beyond Unger how you are so sure of the claims you make. Can you explain how it is that you qualified to determine the political views of specific media? Perhaps you could cite respected sources that buttress your points, as a start. Andrea
Andrea Morisette Grazzini September 06, 2012 at 06:43 AM
Maybe it's Que Nocent Docent(?)
Susan September 06, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Maybe, but he didn't like capital letters, and seemed more fluent in the English language. I think he may be new, but of-course we can't be sure.

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