Mitt Romney blew out his Twinkie-birthday-cake candles one at a time


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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.

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.


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16 Responses to “Mitt Romney blew out his Twinkie-birthday-cake candles one at a time”

  1. Tiffany says:

    I’m gonna give this one to him as well. It was sanitary and he was thinking of sharing it with the staff.

    I see no problem here.

  2. laulau says:

    Is he thinking of running, cause this smacks of “see how relatable I am”?
    He’s creepy.

    • Incredulous says:

      Ah yes, the eternal question of who is more beep boop, Rombot or Zuckerbot?

    • Tiffany says:

      There have been stories around about him for awhile now about how considerate he is of lower tier staff.

      He has garbage policies but you never read of him being rude to anyone.

    • Michael says:

      Romney one weird guy who is way out of touch with the vast majority of Americans but he is not actually evil, stupid, or totally bereft of character which puts him miles ahead of the current POTUS

      • broodytrudy says:

        No way. This is not a personal slight at you at all, but I won’t let anyone drag Romney’s trash name through good mud. The guy is stupid and evil and awful. A sample:
        -he claimed that 47% of people who vote are victims who believe they’re entitled to healthcare, food, housing, etc… and that those people pay no income tax
        -binders full of women. The video does more justice than i ever could. Look it up.
        -”Middle Class Mitt” claimed he was just like us while raking in 10 million a year
        -’corporations are people too’
        -strapped his dog to the roof of the car
        -consistently voted against women’s reproductive rights
        -is mormon and fully supportive of all of their bullshit including sexually inappropriate interviews given by 40 year old men to 12 year old girls

        Mitt is trash and twinkie cakes do not take away from that.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Mittens is weird. It’s that simple. He’s out of touch and weird.

  4. AnnaKist says:

    There are so many (slang) meanings for Twinkie I had to look it up. I assume his cake was of the cream-filled tubey sponge variety?

  5. Ae says:

    Much more bothered by the Twinkies than the candle blowing technique.

  6. AnnaKist says:

    There are so many (slang) meanings for Twinkie I had to look it up. I assume his cake was of the cream-filled tubey sponge variety?

    I’ve always been a bit suss about this whole “blow all the candles out at once” thing, and avoid having any cake at birthday parties. Then I get berated for “breaking the good luck” by not sharing in the cake. So I say, :well, we can’t have that now, can we? I can’t eat a whole slice, so will lust nick a bit of Tom’s/Jane’s/Annie’s”, and take a forkful from the very bottom of someone else’s cake.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Srry, not sure what happened there…

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Yes, children’s birthday parties especially gross me out. Watching all the spit fly while they’re blowing out the candles, then being offered a piece of cake just … no thank you. I’ve never cared for cake.

  7. Sayrah says:

    That’s weird. But maybe he was being considerate

  8. Veronica S. says:

    He’s 72??

    …all rght, he’s a bastard, but I admit he’s aged pretty decently.

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