One man successfully showered Romney with a mere cup of glitter during a campaign stop in Minnesota. It’s a pity that security intercepted the second protester before he could glitz Mitt up a little more. They couldn’t have known that Romney was opting for the ‘human’ touch and they played right into it – perhaps too well. The two men, said they were protesting Romney’s support for what they called, "hate speech," through his donations to the Mormon church. Regardless of their stated reasons, the glitter appeared to be a nice welcoming touch… Much like the traditional lei greeting in Hawaii.
I don’t know anything about his "Hate speech" and the Mormon church, but I do know an awkward five minutes when I see it. Tell me if I’m wrong, but it appears that Mitt used the opportunity to tell a self-deprecating ‘joke’ – rather, made an attempt to tell a rehearsed and lame joke which left most feeling slightly confused and creepy.
RJ Adds: In one of my many travels down in Mexico I learned a glitter lesson. A Mexican cultural event takes place on Sunday evenings in the town square of most cities. A promenade of sorts. Single women walk around the square in one direction while single men walk around the square in the opposite direction. I partook in the event one night in Merida. I soon ended up in a bar nearby complaining about reaching in bags they carried of glitter and confetti and throwing handfuls in my eyes and laughing. It was not helped by the boys going my direction calling me names. Not much love for gringos from those nasty ladies. The Mexicans in the bar laughed and laughed as I whined picking confetti out of my nose. Little did I know that a handful of glitter or confetti in the face means they LIKE YOU A LOT. And the boys were just being nasty because they were jealous.