He has binders full of Twinkies.

Freshman senator Mitt Romney celebrated his 72nd birthday with a cake made of Twinkies on Tuesday. The 2012 presidential candidate, who lost to incumbent Barack Obama by less than 2% of the vote, posted video from his big day on Twitter.

“My team surprised me with a cake made out of my favorite snack–twinkies!” he wrote. “Looking forward to all this year has in store.”

In the video, Romney pulls the candles out of his unconventional spongecake one by one and blows them out.

“Holy cow, that’s fantastic,” he said, admiring the birthday surprise.”

An hour later, the ever-vigilant legislator was back to work, tweeting for the Federal Aviation Administration to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes until a clear determination is made as to why two of them have crashed months apart, killing 346 people.

Romney was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947 and raised in Michigan before moving west to attend Stanford University in 1965. He left to become a Mormon missionary, then continued his studies at Brigham Young University in 1971.

Romney then moved to Massachusetts, where he earned a business degree from Harvard University, later becoming the state’s governor in 2003. He re-established residency in Utah in 2018 and successfully pursued a senate seat.


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