Mitt Romney, in his presidential campaign, has attempted to embrace the digital age with a new iPhone app, and failed miserably, misspelling what might be the most important word for a president to know: "America." The slogan in question calls for "A better Amercia." It's a pretty careless error, something which could have easily been avoided with spellcheck--or actually having someone (anyone!) reading it over. Twitter is going crazy making fun of the typo, with "#amercia" suddenly the hottest trending topic.
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The new iPhone app allows users to customize photos with "a variety of Mitt-inspired artistic frames," including slogans such as "Obama isn't working, I'm a Mom for Mitt," and "Believe in America" (or the one that has gone viral, "A better Amercia"). Such a "silly" little thing (for those who don't care about grammar) probably will not change the minds of his most dedicated followers, but still, it's embarrassing.
Mitt Romney, here's a word of (albeit obvious but necessary) advice, from one A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N to another: If you're going to run for president, you need to spell the name of the country correctly. Of course, Romney probably didn't see the app himself before it went viral, but whoever created it has made him look bad. Campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul told MSNBC simply that "mistakes happen," offering no other explanation or apology. (One can hope that the mistake of electing Romney for president, however, will not happen.) Do you think that it will negatively affect his campaign or not? Check out some of the funniest tweets on the subject here.