Watch Mitt Romney's candle blowing technique

Mitt Romney's staffers surprised him with a cake for his 72nd birthday, but the senator quickly drew mockery on social media for the way he blew out his candles.

He can be seen in a video pulling them out of the cake one by one and blowing them out individually.

"These are all wishes I'm getting," Romney says in the video.

"This is the most bizarre technique for blowing out birthday candles that I've ever witnessed," tweeted writer Bradford Pearson. "Mitt Romney is a deeply weird dude."