This little girl speaks for a weary nation:
Abigael Evans (daughter): [uncontrollable sobbing] “Just because…I’m tired…I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.”
Elizabeth Evans (mother): “That’s why you’re crying?
AE: [sad nods of acknowledgement]
EE: “Ohhhh, it’ll be over soon, Abby, okay? The election will be over soon, okay?”
AE: [a sad nod of acknowledgement] “K!”
(No word yet on where she stands on Gary Johnson or Virgil Goode.)
Abigael, 4, resides in Fort Collins, the most populous city in Larimer County, Colorado. Larimer has been blanketed with campaign ads, and is one of the six counties in the swing state of Colorado that could actually decide the election. No wonder she’s overwhelmed.
The fact that Abigael’s weeping is nonpartisan is in itself a surprise, given that until now Mitt Romney has held the monopoly on making tiny children cry during the 2012 election:
Versus this from June 2011:
Up until today, the president has held a statistically significant 6-point advantage in the polls among children who can’t vote, including those living in swing states like Colorado, Ohio, Florida, and Nevada. But perhaps Abigael Evans’ condemnation of both campaigns will tighten the contest. We’ll be keeping a close watch on how how this plays out between now and Election Day.