You would think a swing state with 18 electoral votes that appears to be slipping from his grasp would be important enough for Barack Obama to know how to spell it correctly. Apparently not…
( A word of advice to @BarackObama: it’s “O-H-I-O” that has 18 electoral votes, not “O-I-H-O” )
A college student sent the photo of the hapless president acting as the letter “H” and placing himself as the third letter in Ohio. The photo was then sent to Romney’s Ohio communications director, Christopher Maloney, who sent the above tweet.
The Washington Post quickly came to the president’s defense, claiming the tweeted photo to be doctored. This was quickly indicated as false. The photo of Barack Obama incorrectly spelling Ohio is legit. Obama and his handlers eventually realized the error and had the president make act out the correct letter and placement, and THAT is the photo the campaign included on its own website, to which the Romney campaign replied with this message:
“I’m sure President Obama would like a do-over of his first term as well – Ohio isn’t going to let that happen.”