FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Tuesday night Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination by winning the Texas primary.
Shortly afterward, his campaign launched a new iPhone app. Which misspells “America.”
The app, called “With Mitt,” allows users to take a photo and add a pre-made pro-Romney slogan, then share it via social media.
The first slogan is supposed to read “A Better America.” Instead, it reads, “A Better AMERCIA.”
As Rick Perry might say, oops.
The mistake appears to be a typo. But if there’s one word a U.S. Presidential candidate shouldn’t misspell, it’s probably “America.”
The developer of the app most likely made the mistake. And Romney’s campaign has reportedly submitted an update to the app and is waiting for Apple to approve it. But as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, it was still available on the App Store.
The internet exploded with delight over the mistake. “#Amercia” was a trending topic on Twitter, and somebody made a Tumblr blog featuring users’ photos from the app.
Romney isn’t the first politician to make a slip of the tongue (or fingers) on the campaign trail, and he won’t be the last.
Still, it’s a safe bet that he will assign someone to triple-check the campaign’s spelling from now through November.
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