Crying four-year-old Colorado girl summarizes sentiment of a weary national electorate
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Summarizing the sentiments of perhaps the entire nation, the 4-year-old girl from Colorado begins weeping at the toll that the presidential election has taken.
“I’m tired,” the girl, Abigael Evans, says in a video recorded by her mother. “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.”
“That’s why you’re crying?” the mother asks. The girl nods, with a tear coming down her cheek.
“Aww…It will be over soon, Abby. Ok?” the mother says. “The election will be over soon.”
“K,” the girl says, sniffling.
The video, posted on YouTube, began to go viral this morning. That’s just six days before voters head to the polls after being inundated with political ads, televised debates, and endless commentary in the race between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Elizabeth Evans, who could not be reached for comment, told Denver-based 9NEWS that she and her daughter had been listening to NPR on the way to the grocery store when her daughter began tearing up.
On the way home from the store, Evans said, she switched from NPR to Neil Young.Matt Viser can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @mviser.