After President Obama won his first election with help from effective social media campaigns, Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been doing his best to appear at the forefront of modern technology as well. Unfortunately, while Romney has a bustling presence on both Facebook and Twitter, his campaign's recently launched official iPhone app — called "With Mitt" — has one major problem: It misspells "America."
After downloading the free app — which does little more than overlay some pre-approved text graphics over your own photos, and then ask for campaign contributions — the very first screen that is displayed boldly states "I believe in Amercia." Yes, that's A-M-E-R-C-I-A, rather than America. Social networks are already abuzz with the humorous error, and thousands of comments are already flooding Twitter and Facebook as both Romney and Obama supporters share a laugh.
The app has been available for some time now, but has not been taken down or corrected at the time of this writing. Perhaps the Republican candidate is planning on not only changing how we feel about our nation, but also how we spell it. Either way, it's embarrassing to say the least, especially given that the app is meant to be used to spread Romney's message. In this case, it appears that message is "I don't use spellcheck."
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