Peter Smith, glitter bomber, bombs out with inept attempt on Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney.
Is Mitt Romney the anti-Christ? Are his politics unbearably loathsome? Is his hair too perfect? The answers to those questions depend on your own point of view. But no matter what you believe, throwing glitter on someone is pretty much never the right way to express your feelings -- unless you are a six-year-old girl at a birthday party.

Left-leaning activists around the country have been using the technique on Republican politicians recently as a way to bring attention to their causes. But basically, glitter bombing is completely stupid -- and dangerous.

But if you are going to glitter bomb a politician -- and face the consequences of getting arrested and losing your job -- at least try to get the fucking glitter on your target.

That was too much to ask of twenty-year-old would-be glitter bomber Peter Smith, who ineptly tried to hit Romney with a bunch of blue glitter on Tuesday (as you can see from the two videos below) while the Republican presidential candidate was in Denver for the Colorado caucuses.

Smith was only about a foot or two away -- and he still missed.

A student at CU-Denver who had been serving as an unpaid intern for the state senate, he was promptly taken down by security, arrested and then fired from his gig. He faces charges of creating a disturbance and throwing a missile.

"I am not sorry that this has caused some publicity and embarrassment for him; no not at all," Smith told CBS4. "The people of Colorado are not going to stand by and watch the country be turned over into the hands of Mitt Romney."

Apparently, we do have to stand by and watch you pour glitter on the floor, though.

Check out his aim, or lack thereof, here.

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Bree Davies
Bree Davies

To me, glitter-bombing looks pretty civil next to Romney's lunatic policies. But hey, I'm a poor, uninsured woman, so I pretty much have no say in what Romney wants for his "country" anyway. 

Leo Girardi
Leo Girardi

And people complained about Tim Tebows accuracy!!

PLs
PLs

But if I keif bombed the man holding a mmj sign you wouldn't have much to say right now would you shikes?If his policies aren't monstrous whose are?

Elle
Elle

Lol missed his target.  A six year old girl wouldn't miss!

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Too bad -- Romney with half a cup of blue glitter applied to his 'do would have made for some amusing TV.  The large frowning men in suits are there for a reason.

Guest
Guest

wouldn't mind seeing someone giving Romney a swift kick to the yarbles

Guesto
Guesto

awesome article ! I smiled the whole way through

Ron Paul 2012 

anon
anon

I'm no pro on this, but I'm pretty sure glitter-bombing is reserved for people who wish to raise the awareness of gay rights while attacking a perceived gay-rights obstructor.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Strong post, Coco. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Veritas
Veritas

Seems like Ron Paul supporters always have a stash of glitter, dildos, and lube in their man-purses.  Isn't that true, Guesto, you douchey, limp-wristed, 'mo?

Guesto
Guesto

yes that is where it started. and romney is a gay rights enemy. they glitter bombed ron paul too though which shows who misguided they are. 

Visitor
Visitor

Obama's against gay marriage too. Where's his glitter bomb?

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