For all of the qualifications politicians may need to have for holding an office, one of them isn't a degree in spelling.
In keeping with some earlier spelling mistakes by the camps of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Newark Mayor Cory Booker needed to try spell check on an Obama ad he ran at the Democratic National Convention.
Booker, who will be speaking tonight at the DNC, ran an ad reading, “Re-Elect President Barak Obama,” in New Jersey’s directory of delegates, according to the New York Post. The ad can be read here. According to NorthJersey.com, Booker was also carrying tee shirts with the logo on the front and his name and a message promoting Newark on the back.
Booker’s souvenirs also feature a baseball cap with his Twitter page, @CoryBooker, on the forehead and his website address on the bill. Booker did not help his standing in the Obama camp back in May when he criticized the campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s business record before later apologizing, according to Daily Intel.
But also in May, Romney’s camp released a “With Mitt” app that called for “A Better Amercia,” according to The Huffington Post. And The Hill reported that Obama posed with three Ohio State students to spell the word, “Ohio.” But a letter was in the wrong position.
Romney’s Ohio communications director, Christopher Maloney posted the photo on Twitter and wrote, “A word of advice to @BarackObama: It's ‘O-H-I-O’ that has 18 electoral votes, not 'O-I-H-O.’
Spelling definitely counts for all of these people after November.