Mitt Romney's Twitter

(The Root) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney threw Twitter for quite a loop today.

He surprised everyone by tweeting a picture of his newly adopted grandson, who is absolutely, positively gorgeous and adorable and precious -- and also black, judging from the picture.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 20, 2013

Given Romney's history of being perceived as not the most open-minded man when it comes to race, Twitter had quite a few jokes to toss about.

— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) September 20, 2013
— Xavier D'Leau (@TheXDExperience) September 20, 2013
— W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois (@fivefifths) September 20, 2013
— Jake fromState Farm (@Prime_Bee) September 20, 2013

Laughs aside, no one can deny how darling little Kieran James is.


— Ash Marie™ ☜☆☞ (@AshTayMarie) September 20, 2013
— Nichole (@tnwhiskeywoman) September 20, 2013

Fun fact: Kieran's name is Gaelic for "black" or "little dark one."

— Rembert Browne (@rembert) September 20, 2013

Congrats, Romeys!

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.