Bronco Bama is one girl who’s had it with President Obama and Mitt Romney, as she broke down into tears over yet another report on the 2012 presidential polls. In fact, NPR apologized to the girl, but how this story began was quite interesting.
“Viewer Elizabeth Evans said she and her daughter, Abigael, were listening to NPR on a trip to the grocery store when [Abigael] started tearing up,” reported Denver’s 9News, in Colorado.
In response, NPR issued an apology on their breaking news blog on Wednesday.
“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’.”
Abigael became a minor Internet star earlier this week when her mother, Elizabeth, posted a video online of the girl when she became upset after hearing a little too much of “Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney” on the radio.
“It’ll be over soon, Abby,” her mother is heard saying on the video. “The election will be over soon.”
NPR also sent the girl an NPR politics pin, which, according to a reporter from NPR station KUNC, seems to have cheered the girl up tremendously.
As of Thursday, the video had been viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube.