In a presidential debate filled with nasty remarks and insults, a hero dressed in red sweater won hearts. While everyone argued and continue to do so as to who actually won the debate, we at ED can safely deliver the verdict:
And you ask why we call him a hero?
Well, it isn’t clear whether it was his moustache, sweater, friendly manner or name that made it happen but by the end of the second presidential debate, the US had a new hero: Kenneth Bone or as we like to call him, Ken Bone.
The debate, in case you missed it, was a town hall-style affair where audience members asked questions to the candidates. And in that group of well-behaved, articulate, undecided truth seekers was one Mr. Bone.
During a night marked by what is the most divisive presidential debate ever to happen, Mr Bone stepped up to ask a question to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and well, that is what changed his life. He asked the candidates about their energy policies and in doing so became the hero of what by all accounts was not a heroic evening!
“What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimising job loss for fossil power plant workers?” asked Mr Bone, who was referred to as Ken by the moderator Anderson Cooper.
But it didn’t appear to be his question that won around the American and now international public. It was far more than his entirely uncynical manner. Maybe, it was his genuine interest in asking a question as well as apparently his name.
Since then, he has been tweeted about tens of thousands of times! And he has inspired a number of Facebook pages and Twitter handles, many with thousands of fans of their own.
Mr. Bone has said that he didn’t even mean to wear the red sweater that has become his trademark, and appears to have contributed towards his new-found stardom. Instead, he had been planning to wear an olive suit – but because of some recent weight gain, he split the trousers, and so instead swapped for his now famous woolen jumper along with the white shirt and tie combination.
Mr Bone is continuing to wear that sweater in his media appearances even the day after the debate, recognising that it has accidentally become his trademark.
He said that he recognised that the moustache was a large part of his appeal. CNN’s Carol Costello read him a tweet arguing that he had become a meme because of a combination of “33% confidence, 33% calming demeanor, 33% hugability, 1% power stache.” The moustache deserved more credit, he said. “But I’m glad it got on the list.”
Mr Bone said that he had headed to the debate “leaning very heavily” towards Donald Trump but as he watched the debate he became more impressed with Hillary Clinton.
That experience had made him even more undecided than ever, he explained.
This brings us to the point how useless the debate turned out to be that the public took more interest in a man wearing red sweater than what actually two candidates for the race of Presidentship spoke!
Well, America sure needed a hero to highlight it for them and Ken Bone did exactly that, didn’t he?
Like they say, “Not all heroes wear capes, some wear snazzy RED SWEATERS!”
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