During a campaign stop at Ohio State on Tuesday, President Obama somehow got talked into spelling out O-H-I-O*. Unfortunately, it didn't go so well...
Mitt Romney's campaign was quick to pounce, with his Ohio campaign manager tweeting:
A word of advice to @BarackObama: it's "O-H-I-O" that has 18 electoral votes, not "O-I-H-O"
Now, it's hard to totally fault the President when the OSU fan to the left of Sweaty Armpits Guy is himself incorrectly rolling out the "I". Maybe the President thought they were doing something that was going to be reflected in a mirror. Or, because the state of Ohio itself is so ass-backwards, maybe he just assumed they spell that way, too. (And I'm not even bringing up that the dude on the other end who looks to be putting up an "A" instead of the second "O" himself).
In any event, being the President and all, he was given a do-over and it went much better the second time...
No word yet if they tried to get him to wear a "F#ck Michigan" shirt during the visit.
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* For a fan base that got so bent out of shape about Hoke's "Ohio" moniker, they sure as hell like to spell it a lot.