As Twitchy reported earlier Tuesday, Sen. Mitt Romney turned 72, and his staff brought him a Twinkie cake. A lot of people found it odd the way Romney picked up each candle separately and blew it out, but TMZ got to the bottom of it.

Twitchy favorite @redsteeze said 2012 called and it wants its Romney coverage back:

And don’t forget …

It’s a great parody, but it turns out HuffPost had already taken the moment beyond parody. They really do think it’s still 2012.

No, it’s not a Photoshop:

Just when you try to parody HuffPost, they come back with something you’d never imagine was real. Can’t wait for their coverage of 2020.