The web exploded with commentary last night and this morning once the world realized that the Mitt Romney campaign’s newly-released iPhone app, “With Mitt,” misspelled “America” as “Amercia.”
The free app lets supporters personalize and share photos that are superimposed with one of more than a dozen phrases, like “I stand with Mitt,” “Obama isn’t working,” and “American Greatness.”
One of the slogans, though, superimposes “A Better Amercia” across the front of the pic.
Since the new app encourages users to share their photos on Facebook and Twitter, many netizens took to the web with their typo-imposed pics using the #WithMitt hashtag. The goof has even spawned a Tumblr, “Amercia Is With Mitt.”
“Mistakes happen,” said Andrea Saul, Romney’s Press Secretary, in an appearance on MSNBC this morning. “I don’t think any voter cares about a typo.”
Saul added that an update has been sent to Apple.
- Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Exhorts Users to Believe in a Better ‘Amercia’ (observer.com)
- Romney App Promises Better “Amercia” (slog.thestranger.com)
- Romney’s Official iPhone App is a Literal Gaffe Machine (nymag.com)
- Mitt Romney’s New App Misspells America, Twitter Goes Wild (gizmodo.com)