'Bronco Bamma' on radio makes Colorado girl, 4, cry

November 1, 2012 4:53:28 AM PDT
Sick of the presidential election? So is 4-year-old Abigael Evans from Colorado.

Video of her crying about it has gone viral. The girl's mother, Elizabeth Evans, said they were listening to NPR on the way to the grocery store Tuesday when Abigael started crying.

When the mom asked why, she said she was tired of "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney." The mom posted the video on YouTube.

Turns out, Abigael, knows a lot more than politics and who's running for president. She wants to be an astronaut when she grows up "because I know all the planets." She can list them in order and says her favorite is Jupiter.

"She's really smart, you know, she remembers everything you tell her. We don't have TV, but we watched the debates on YouTube, and so a lot of our friends are pretty interested in politics so, she probably hears some of it, you know," said Elizabeth Evans. "And definitely on NPR they mention it all the time. I mean, every news source they do."

NPR got wind of the story and posted an apology to Abigael on its website titled, "Dear Little Girl: Sorry We Made You Cry About 'Bronco Bamma' And Mitt Romney." The note went on to say, "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.'"

NPR also sent her an NPR pin to wear to smooth things over.


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