Mitt Romney Explains His Candle Technique | TMZ

We just got Mitt in D.C. who offered up an explanation as to why he plucked the candles off one by one — and it's a legit reason — dude just wanted to keep his staff healthy.


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  1. good explanation for that immediate awkwardness…good example of how far people take videos out of context and automatically assume he’s a crazy old man…which he is…but still, just lighten up people, you’ll be 70 too someday, god willing.

  2. how considerate 🙂 I’m his constituent and I’m glad that he is representing us in Washington.

  3. ‘ I also instigated a moment of humor in which I quipped that rather than extinguishing said candles simultaneously I should retain them individually for ergonomic wish maximization. See- ya, fellow human.’

  4. Clearly Romney lied about having a “bit of a cold” which isn’t uncommon for him to lie and he is a weirdo.

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