By Carol Lloyd, Executive Editor
Most children support the same political candidates as their parents (even after kids grow up 70% vote like Mom and Dad). So chances are the mother of this distraught little boy is probably bummed about the outcome of the election, too.
Still, she exhibits such a gentle, persistent response to her son's first political disappointment that it demands admiration. Not only does she keep at it -- letting him vent while not indulging his hyperbole, but she provides a powerful lesson in democratic fairness (you don't always get what you want) and suggests a radically ethical notion that the Beltway would do well to embrace: you can disagree with someone's politics and still think they are a good person. The way she empathizes with her son, but doesn't let him badmouth Obama gives one a little hope for the future of democracy. Had Obama not won the popular vote though it would have been a much more difficult conversation!
Sweet, smart. Worth a watch. And the kid is hilarious.