Typos Only Count
Mitt Romney’s campaign has gotten more flack today for spelling issues. The campaign’s latest flub—misspelling GOP demigod Ronald Reagan’s last name as “Regan” in a slideshow for donors—is possibly the most embarrassing yet.
But President Obama and his staff are not infallible spellers, either. The @whitehouse twitter feed misspelled “Libya” as “Lybia” in February 2011, an error not widely reported by the media. And in 2010, President Obama misspelled “Syracuse” as “Sycacuse” while filling out his NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN (see 2:50 mark), another incident not widely reported in the media.
While the Romney camp’s latest blunders are fun to poke fun at because of the central importance of Reagan and America to Republicans everywhere, at most they show the campaign is run by fallible humans like everyone else. In fact, they might reveal more about the lack of coverage of similar mistakes by Obama and his staff.