In a follow-up tweet, Norton apologized for spelling the president's name wrong but celebrated the debate as a win for Obama. She had been very clear in previous interviews that she thought Obama lost the first presidential debate.
Cheering & tweeting at the same time can make you forget how to spell your own name - and obAma's. Sorry, Barack, but you did it this time!— Eleanor H. Norton (@EleanorNorton) October 17, 2012
Her office confirmed the tweets were authentic.
Norton, or her office, went on to delete the tweet about Romney along with several others the following day. The Sunlight Foundation's tool Politwoops preserved the deleted tweets here.
Updated Oct. 17 at 11:53 a.m.