Beachwood, Ohio (CNN) – On Thursday Mitt Romney told a Cleveland-area audience a "true story" about a prank he said he had never publicly admitted to pulling.
The story involved a wedding, a woman Romney had "once spent time with," a pair of men's rented patent leather shoes, and a bottle of "shocking pink nail polish."
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Here is the story he told at the Cuyahoga County Lincoln Day Dinner:
"You had some very beautiful young women here that I used to come try and date. I have to tell you a true story and I probably ought to just apologize for it right now. I don't think I've ever told this story in public.
“And it happened not far - you know where Elyria, Ohio is? Well, there was a young lady there who I once spent some time with, and she decided to marry a fellow. And my wife - my girlfriend then - was invited to be one of the bridesmaids.
“So I came to the wedding and it was a perfect wedding. They had little bottles of shocking pink nail polish so that everybody, all the brides had the same nail polish. And I came, and thought the wedding was a little too perfect.
“So I happened to go in the room where the groomsmen and the groom were. And I found the groom's shoes, the patent leather shoes that he had rented, and I took some of that shocking pink nail polish and I wrote something on the bottom of his shoes.
“And we went to the wedding and the minister gave a beautiful service and then he said let us pray and the couple knelt down. Now I hadn't calculated that everyone in the audience would put their head down in prayer so they couldn't see what I had written on his shoes.
“But slowly but surely people ahead of us began to shake a little bit and point up at the shoes and in bright pink letters it said H-E-L-P on the bottom of his shoes.
"I haven't seen a crowd rock like this in Ohio since then and I want to thank you for that wonderful welcome."
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Wow. That's it. I am abandoning the Democratic Party and I will be sending my entire refund check to Mittens because that is a guy I want to party with. Can you imagine that stuffy old adult Obama would never tell a story like that.
What year dose Mitt think it is , 1961.
So insulated from the reality of common man.
Wow. Even this guy's pranks are boring.
That is funny
Somehow I think he's lying. He wants to come across as a "regular guy" but he isn't. Can you really see Mitt pulling a juvenile practical joke? At a wedding? Me neither.
I guess that he wasn't a big believer in marriage at that point? I would believe he could have done worse growing up.
I'd follow up on this one. Sounds fishy.
Lots of surprises from this one...turns out to be an anchor baby and fond of ladies' nail polish.
That IS funny!
Aw, how cute! He's trying to convince us that he is actually human!
I thought Republicans supported marriage?
I doubt he did this. I think he saw the pictures of this prank on the internet and stole the idea to try to make him sound like a fun guy.
I have been to about 40 weddings in my life and 38 of them had grooms with the word HELP on their shoes, it is a very boring old joke and barely musters laughter. Mitts probably did this during his rebelious years, dude is so far out of touch with eveyday people he thinks this is a prank