Romney’s campaign store — the third link on his Facebook page, which has received more than 1.8 million Likes — lets you know you can buy the candidate’s “offical” gear, writes Mashable.
A clickable button leading to the campaign’s store, on the top right of his page, was misspelled “2012 OFFICAL GEAR.” However, by 9 p.m. EDT on Monday evening, that misspelling was removed.
The first person to notice the mistake was @typohunter, an anonymous Twitter account, who reported Monday on Mashable.
Last Tuesday, the Romney campaign released its app, “With Mitt.” The app contained a photo frame that read “A BETTER AMERCIA.” (The app was corrected on Wednesday by removing that frame.)
The free iPhone app allows Romney’s supporters to share photos that are superimposed with one of phrases, like “I stand with Mitt,” “Obama isn’t working” or “American Greatness.”
However, the list of slogans included an awkward one: “A Better Amercia” across the front of the image.
This misspelling is also being highly criticized and mocked. Andrew Kaczynski, a reporter for the political website Buzz Feed, wrote: “Only in Amercia could the Romney campaign also misspell sneak-peek.”
A wave of messages had spread: “Will Mitt Romney apologize for Amercia?”; “I don’t believe Mitt Romney was even born in Amercia”; and “AMERCIA TEH BUETIFLU.”
One more Twitter user, @kslininger, wrote: “Dear Mitt Romney, how much are you offering for the newly-vacant copy editor position?”
“Some poor app designer is getting strapped in a cage on the top of a car and driven across country tonight. #amercia,” someone tweeted, in a reference to Romney’s hard-to-live-down decision years ago to strap the family dog in its carrier on the roof of the car during a vacation.
However, Romney aids are not alone in making the mistake however. One Twitter user, @StealthMountain, exists solely to correct people when they have made the error. The Twitter page already has more than 95,000 tweets.
As for the 2012 campaign, it has also had its share of spelling gaffes.
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman’s presidential bid got off to a rocky start when his aides handed out press passes at the inaugural campaign event for “John Huntsman,” unnecessarily inserting an H into his first name, reports The Australian.
Moreover, this March, red-faced reps to former senator Rick Santorum were forced to resend a corrected public schedule to reporters after they inadvertently mailed out “Santorum’s Pubic Schedule.”
Following the “Amercia” gaffe, Romney campaign spokesman Andrea Saul said: “Mistakes happen. I don’t think any voter cares about a typo at the end of the day.”
“We thought this would be a fun, easy way to showcase support,” Zac Moffatt, the digital director of the Romney campaign, told reporters.
As for Romney himself, the candidate will speak with workers at Southwest Office Systems in Fort Worth. He’s expected to talk about job creation – or the lack of it by the present administration, says My Fox DFW.