This first time the Romney campaign misspelled something important ("Amercia"), I chalked it up to an embarrassing (hilarious) oversight by some poor intern who was probably fired afterward and ran home crying to his McMansion in the outskirts of Provo. The second time the campaign released something flashy and misspelled ("sneak-peak"), I started to wonder if maybe something was amiss with the Romney Machine's spell check function. But now that the campaign has misspelled the name of Ronald Reagan, our nation's 40th President and Deathless Republican Pharaoh Jesus Superman, I'm starting to wonder if perhaps Mittbot 3000 has accidentally deleted How to Spell files from his overstretched RAM.
The error, caught by the i dotters and t crossers over at Politico, occurred in a slideshow made by the Romney campaign. According to the slide, Obama's approval rating put him in danger of being ousted in November — it's only 44%, much lower than other Presidents who were reelected like Bill Clinton and some guy named "Ronald Regan." The faux pas is especially damning considering how somehow conservatives have decided en masse that a former actor who became President in the 80's is a venerable Lincoln-type instead of a confused old guy whose entire legacy was basically thinking that America was the bestest ever, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.
But maybe the Romney campaign is doing this on purpose (this Tweet demonstrates that Mitt or whoever runs his Twitter account knows how to spell "Reagan"). With pedantic political nerds whipping themselves into a froth over typos, they're not writing stories about cutting gay kids' hair off or how Massachusetts actually kind of sucked when Mitt Romney was in charge or how a dozen of Mitt Romney's adamant statements have been rated "Pants on Fire" by Politifact.