Campaign Fatigue

The young girl pictured here is Abigael Evans, and this is her reaction after seeing one – or maybe one hundred and one – too many campaign commercials.

Abigael’s mother posted this on YouTube this past Tuesday and four million views later I think it’s captured the way a lot of us feel as we approach the end of this election season. So much so, in fact, that NPR posted an apology to Abigael: “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.”

So there it is: we’ve got 5 days left until we can not just see this election come to an end but help make it a good end by voting. In the meantime, we can remember the wise words of Abigail’s mom, “It’ll be over soon.”

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