Mitt Romney app goes viral with misspelled ‘Amercia’

Meera Pal,

WASHINGTON – Shortly after securing the Republican nomination for president, the Mitt Romney campaign celebrated by releasing the official iPhone app, “With Mitt.”

The app lets users take a photo using one of 14 overlays with banners like, “I’m With Mitt” and “I’m a Mom for Mitt.”

The celebration was short-lived, however, when the election team realized one of the banners had misspelled a word.

And not just any word.

One banner says “A Better Amercia.”

A few hours after the app was announced and the error discovered, the social network Twitter exploded with snarky comments and retweets.

And of course, several hours after the gaffe, someone had already created the inevitable Tumblr page, “Amercia Is With Mitt!”

Romney’s digital director, Zac Moffat, told Mashable earlier that the “app was meant to be a simple way for Romney backers to show their pride as the candidate took a big symbolic step toward the White House.”

By Wednesday afternoon, the Romney camp had edited the app and removed the offending banner entirely.

Mashable has created a gallery of some of the best Tweets about the error. Read them by follow this link.

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