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Mitt Romney has no idea how to blow out birthday candles

You'd think that after 72 years, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) would know some birthday basics.

The former Republican presidential nominee celebrated his birthday on Tuesday with a cake made of Twinkies — his "favorite snack," he said in a tweet. Watching Romney's surprise as his staff brought in the cake and squished "Senator Romney" into the birthday song was heartwarming. Watching him painstakingly pull every lit candle out of the Twinkie cake and blow them out individually was not.

As the cake desecration went down, Romney declared each candle was a separate wish, which is definitely not how it works. Watch the painful ordeal below. Kathryn Krawczyk