Tired of too much US election foufaraw? Had enough of Obama and Romney? So has Abby Evans!
The four-year-old expressed what millions feel when she burst into tears after hearing one too many reports on the upcoming voting extravaganza.
Her mother captured it on video. Of course it’s gone viral:
NPR (National Public Radio) offered this apology:
Oh my goodness, do we feel bad now:
“A four-year-old Fort Collins girl expressed her frustration over the seemingly never-ending presidential campaign,” Denver’s 9News reports. “Viewer Elizabeth Evans said she and her daughter, Abigael, were listening to NPR on a trip to the grocery store Tuesday when [Abigael] started tearing up.
“The mother asked Abigael why she was crying and she responded, ‘I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.’ “
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.”
Yes, many of us (especially those who don’t live in the US, but are nevertheless bombarded with electoral media messages) are tongue-in-cheek tired. But there’s serious stuff at stake.
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” an amazing video by filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, and “You Don’t Own Me,” a public service announcement produced and endorsed by Lesley Gore creatively (and humourously) tackle one of the election’s (and the world’s) most important issues.
Meanwhile, people in New York, Syria, Africa, Haiti and a mutltude of other places worldwide try to salvage their lives in the midst of extraordinarily difficult circumstances. Thank Goddesses for the astonishing ability of the human spirit to find renewal in wreckage.
With all of that in mind and heart, let’s hope we’ll soon be drying our collective tears.