‘Bronco Bama’ Girl: NPR Apologizes to 4-Year-Old Tired of the Election

The 4-year-old Fort Collins, Colo. girl who achieved quick fame for video footage featuring her sobbing about the impending election is feeling better now, at least for the moment.

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The 4-year-old Fort Collins, Colo. girl who achieved quick fame for video footage featuring her sobbing about the impending election should be feeling better now.

After 27-year-old Elizabeth Evans posted a 22-second clip to YouTube on Tuesday that showed her daughter Abigael tearfully complaining about how weary she was of “Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney” following a reference to the candidates on NPR, numerous media outlets have drawn attention to the child’s tantrum.

(WATCH: We Are All Abigael Evans)

“We don’t watch TV or anything in our house, so even just listening to radio and hearing people talk about politics was all she could handle,” Elizabeth Evans told ABC News. The mother acknowledged that although her daughter has limited exposure to the media, she is a “precocious little girl.”

“She always says that Obama is the president and that Mitt Romney is a bad guy who just wants money and wants to be the president,” Elizabeth Evans said.

The video has since gone viral, and NPR has apologized on one of its blogs for prompting Abigael Evans’ outburst.

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.”

In addition to apologizing, local NPR affiliate KUNC sent reporter Grace Hood to further placate the tot. If the child’s open-mouthed grin is any indication, the NPR pin she happily received may be enough to tide her over until Election Day.

But Abigael Evans isn’t the only kid who has an opinion about the election. More than half a million children participated in Nickelodeon’s Kids Pick the President (they elected Obama). And a video produced by The Fine Brothers suggests the under-18 age group is more knowledgeable about politics than one might think.

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