“It’ll Be Over Soon”: Little Girl Cries Over Never-Ending Election Coverage
A 4-year-old Coloroado girl struck a nerve with the nation as her lament over incessant election coverage goes viral. Abigael Evans became an internet sensation when her mother posted a YouTube video of her crying over another mention of the candidates. The video, posted yesterday, has been viewed over a million and a half times as Americans of all ages sympathize with the girl’s election fatigue.
According to a Denver news outlet, Elizabeth Evans was driving to the grocery store with her daughter with NPR News on the radio, when the girl began to cry.
The mother asked Abigael why she was crying and she responded, “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.”
From the mouths of babes.
NPR has “apologized” to Abbie, and reports she is in higher spirits now.
As Time magazine put it, “We Are All Abigael Evans.” Not living in a swing state (like the Evans), I can only imagine what the worst of the partisan bickering, fighting, and attack ads are like. But I can easily say that checking the daily online crop of lies, ignorance, intolerance, and manufactured outrage from both sides (but mostly one, ahem) has become the worst part of my day.
I just keep reminding myself of the words of Mama Evans: “It’ll be over soon.” Well, I assume that this garbage will never really end, but I’m hoping that it subsides a bit.
What do you think of Abbie Evans and the never-ending election coverage?