One of the nice things about living in Canada is being able to follow the stupidity of American politics from a comfortable distance away. And in the buildup to the 2012 presidential election, the GOP has really put that stupidity on display.
From Donald Trump and the birther movement, to Rick Perry’s YouTube video blowing up in his face, and Newt Gingrich messing up just about everything, a Republican campaign which looked to be winnable a couple of years back has been riddled with embarrassing blunders.
And the latest strikes me as a scenario straight out of the excellent HBO series Veep.
Mitt Romney’s campaign recently released an iPhone app, “With Mitt,” which allows users to take a photo and superimpose messages over it. The problem is that one of the skins reads “A Better Amercia.”
Yes, it’s just a typo. It’s honestly not a big deal — typos happen — but it just reflects poorly on Romney. How many people vetted the Romney app with nobody noticing the rather obvious mistake?
Naturally, the Internet being the Internet and all, people are having fun with it.
(Praying I didn’t make any typos in this post…)