Little Abigael, we feel your pain. Whether Bronco Bama loses or gets another four years, relief is on the way.
Four-year-old Abigael, of Fort Collins, rose to fame (and a small fortune) after her mom posted to YouTube a video of the girl crying about the presidential race. As a swing stater, Abigael has endured a barrage of negative ads denouncing President Barack Obama (“Bronco Bama”) and former Gov. Mitt Romney. The final straw came while she listened to National Public Radio, which made the girl burst into tears. (More reason to defund PBS, perhaps?). :)
“I’m tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney,” says the adorable girl, tears rolling down her face.
“That’s why you’re crying?” asks the girl’s mother, 27-year-old Elizabeth Evans.
The girl, overwhelmed by emotion, closes her eyes and nods her head “yes.”
“Oh, it’ll be over soon, Abby. OK? The election will be over soon, OK?” Evans says.
“â€…’K,” the girl says.
Don’t worry, Abby. With more than 12 million monetized views and growing, this video could pay for college. Besides, NPR apologized: “On behalf of NPR and all other news outlets, we apologize to Abigael and all the many others who probably feel like her. We must confess, the campaign’s gone on long enough for us, too. Let’s just keep telling ourselves: ‘Only a few more days, only a few more days, only a few more days.’ ”
Abby’s feelings are something most can understand in a race that has been all about division. That said, let’s get one thing clear before we make Abigael a nonpartisan symbol of election fatigue. This adorable preschooler has not transcended politics. She’s a Democrat who likes Bronco Bama.
How do we know? Her family listens to NPR. If that’s not a dead giveaway, Abby’s mom gave clues in Time magazine.
“She always says that Obama is the president and that Mitt Romney is a bad guy who just wants money and wants to be the president,” Elizabeth Evans told Time.
Look, Abby is only 4. She could grow out of it.
In all seriousness, we thank Abigael for expressing what many feel on each side of the political divide. The campaign reflects the sad and divisive state of our culture.
If informed, participate in this final day to vote. Get friends and neighbors to vote. Then crack open a beverage, recline with a remote control and watch talking heads all night. Conservatives, visit with liberal friends. Liberals, visit with conservative friends. Hope and pray it goes your way, but neither gloat nor complain at the end of the day.
The Gazette’s editorial board believes we stand a better chance of economic recovery with a president who wants lower taxes and less regulation of markets. For that reason, we want Romney to win and we urge you to vote for him. We also acknowledge that supporters of Bronco Bama want the best for this country.
A president should have a small place in our lives. On Wednesday, weep like Abigael regardless of the outcome. Cry tears of joy. For at last, the election will be over.
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