If you’re running for President of the United States, there are a few things you just have to get right: Raise lots of money, talk up the middle class and, for the love of all that’s red, white, and blue, never misspell “America.” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have the first two in the bag. But the latter, well, not so much.
The Romney campaign released Tuesday a new iPhone photo app called “With Mitt” (iTunes), which allows supporters to take photos and plaster pro-Mitt/pro-USA phrases, like “I’m with Mitt,” and “The America we love” over top of them. Users can then share those photos with their social networks. Unfortunately, one of the photo banners managed to spoil the whole thing: Rather than saying, “A better America,” which would be correct, the app says “A better Amercia,” which is obviously not.
Of course, as far as technology news goes, this one falls pretty far down on the flag pole. Though it does exemplify how careful app developers must be with things as simple as spelling and punctuation. Still, the Twitter community is having quite a few laughs at ol’ Romney’s expense. And the Twitter slideshow of “#Amercia” photos is well worth wasting your work day on.
If you want to catch the patriotic faux pas in all its glory, you’ll have to act fast. According to the Washington Post, the Romney camp has already submitted an updated version of the app to Apple, which will fix the misspelling. As for the person who actually made the spelling mistake, well, we just don’t know. But we would guess that person is now looking for another job.
[Image via @DougSaunders]