Wireless application typo embarrasses Romney campaign

Published 05/30 2012 04:06PM

Updated 05/30 2012 04:35PM

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney "Amercia" typo on app
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A 'typo' error inside a new wireless application intended to help connect voters with Mitt Romney caused a stir on Tuesday.

The new "With Mitt" free application available on iTunes is intended to allow users to take photos and share them with other Romney supporters.  The user can choose between templates that are superimposed onto the photo with pro-Romney campaign slogans, like "I stand with Mitt," "The America We Love," and "I'm a Mom for Mitt."

One of the templates read, "A Better Amercia," which set off a storm of ridicule on blogs, Twitter and other social media sites on Wednesday.

The typo was corrected and an update to the "With Mitt" app became available later in the afternoon on Wednesday.

The Romney campaign didn't address the error directly, but they paid for a "promoted tweet" that appears when a Twitter users searches for "Amercia."

For a while on Wednesday, "#Amercia" was a trending topic on Twitter

Errors like this happen, and sometimes the candidates themselves are to blame unlike Romney's app gaffe. In 2008, then-candidate Obama was embarrasses by stating he'd visited "all 57 states."

At Jon Huntsman's campaign announcement in 2011, press credentials misspelled the former Utah governor's first name with an added "h" on the "Jon."

----Information from: CNN.

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