True story: I never liked Mitt Romney when he was actually running for president. I thought he was an evil robot. But Donald Trump has managed to make people like Romney and George W. Bush look like charming old farts. Romney just got elected to a Senate seat in Utah last year, and he’s been pretty low-key about the whole thing. Today is his 72nd birthday, so his staff surprised him with a cake made out of his favorite dessert… Twinkies. This video has now gone viral because of the Twinkies, and because of the way Mitt blows out his candles.
My team surprised me with a cake made out of my favorite snack—twinkies! Looking forward to all this year has in store. pic.twitter.com/lQfyIrQ9Qe
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 12, 2019
Okay, maybe it’s the whole “Trump makes everyone else look better” thing, but I’m not going to yell about Romney’s whole deal here?? Yes, he looks like a robot when he gently removes each candle, one by one, to blow them out individually. But there could be a really nice reason for that – he doesn’t want to get spit and germs all over the cake so he can share it with his staff. Right? That’s actually how we should all blow out birthday candles past the age of 10. So, here I am defending Mitt Romney’s weird candle-blowing technique. Crazy world.
One year ago Mitt Romney blessed us with the knowledge that his favorite meat is hot dog, and now we learn that his favorite snack is Twinkie, the hot dog of cake products
— Helen Rosner (@hels) March 12, 2019
Mitt Romney has been alive for 72 years and apparently has never seen a normal person blow out birthday candles
— bs (@bart_smith) March 12, 2019
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