First of all, kudos to Mitt Romney and his campaign for offering an official iPhone app to solicit micro donations and help spread the word. But we can’t say kudos to the fact that the app contains a pretty grave spelling mistake. The official iPhone app for Romney supporters gives users a selection of background images they can use for their phone.
One of them is a stark red background with bold white letters promoting “A Better Amercia.” The word “Amercia” appears large and prominent right in the middle of the screen. It’s highly unlikely Romney will take any serious flack for this, but in a campaign this heated, no mistake can be discounted.
The misspelling is already making its way around Twitter and Instagram and all those typical channels. When contacted by TalkingPointsMemo.com, the Romney campaign simply stated that it was “corrected immediately.” However, Apple still has to approve the update, so the flaw is still out there for everyone to see. Obama also has an official iPhone app. He spells America correctly.
[via Washington Post]