Washington, D.C. Mitt Romney won a surprising endorsement from the 1970s psychedelic rock group, Pink Floyd, when they announced today that they would be urging their fan base to support the Romney for President Election 2008 Campaign effort with volunteering, financial contributions and their votes, no comment from the Romney camp yet.
Political pundits were taken aback by the news, as they were unaware that either Pink Floyd or Romney was even aware the other even existed before today's surprising announcement.
As of yet Romney has not officially responded to the endorsement. Or, especially if he will accept it; however, unofficially the word is that Romney is seriously considering accepting it and is currently considering replacing his political campaign manager over the issue as he has threatened to tenure his resignation, concerned that accepting the endorsement may tarnish the conservative image of the candidate.
Insiders say Pink Floyd is all the Romney secretly listens to all day long on his iPod.
"He was a Pink Floyd fan ever since they came out in the 1970s," said a Romney campaign official, off the record. "He even named the family dog in honor of them. Remember, Seamus, the family flying pooch."
Records do confirm that Romney, in fact, did have a family dog, named, Seamus, but as to weather or not he had a hand in naming it or if someone else did, or that its all a coincidence, that is another matter to consider.
Pink Floyd, however, in the mean time issued the following release explaining their actions:
"We never seen or even heard of Mitt Romney before and really never intend to neither. We just thought it was really cool to find out a man running for President of the United States thought enough about us to name his magical flying dog after our magical singing dog, Seamus, which inspired us so much musically.
"Well, we thought we would return the favor by lending him the support of our loving fans. It had nothing to do with politics neither. It's all about the magical flying and singing dogs named, Seamus, to us…and sharing the love, of course. That's all, really. Good-bye. See ya on the dark side of the moon."
-- The Pink Floyd