Ken Bone became an Internet phenomenon the moment he began asking his question at last night’s second presidential debate: “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job layoffs?”
The man rose from a sea of undecided voters like Aphrodite with charm and authenticity—plus a power red sweater, a white tie and a killer mustache that have made him the face of many memes uniting an evermore divided country. Ken Bone has been dubbed the hero we don’t deserve, but need. And we’re certain we’ll see a lot more of him come Halloween.
So what do we actually know about Ken Bone? Well, he hails from Belleville, Illinois and is said to be a classic car aficionado who may or may not own a slick 1974 Mazda coupe. Simply put: The man’s a legend. Here’s how we can all take a page out of his book because, after all, he is the real MVP of last night’s debate.
Be a leader not a follower. Ken Bone’s iconic red sweater has reportedly sold out online. Why? Because he’s a goddamn trendsetter.
Be a homie to everyone and good things shall come your way. That’s right, Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly saved two tickets to tonight’s game for Ken Bone, who he calls a homie.
Remember that you’ll always regret what you didn’t do, rather than what you did. Ken Bone made sure he’d have no regrets. He shamelessly snapped one last disposable camera pic of the debate stage before Irish Exiting.
Keep in mind that everything happens for a reason. Ken Bone told CNN why he actually wore the red sweater that has made him an internet sensation, and it’s not what you’d expect. “I had a really nice olive suit, that I love a great deal, and my mother would have been proud to see me wearing on television. But, apparently I’ve gained about 30 pounds and when I went to get in my car the morning of the debate, I split the seat of my pants all the way open. So, the red sweater is plan B and I’m glad it worked out.”
Always seize the opportunity. Ken Bone currently has about 22k Twitter followers and only 18 tweets from what seems to be a brand new (we think real) account. What was his first tweet? Nothing to do with the debate, but rather a shout-out to Arianna Grande, of course.
Love thyself. When Ken Bone was shown a tweet breaking down his lovableness during his CNN interview, he responded with: “If I’m being honest, I really feel like the mustache deserves more than one percent.” That’s right, Ken Bone, own it.
Every woman wants an honest man. Ken Bone is being touted for his honesty in an insult-driven debate last night. Even reality TV star Courtney Stodden took a liking to the red-clad hero and grammed, “Every Barbie needs a Ken… and Ken Bone is mine! #boneme #presidentialdebate”
Keep an eye on the big picture. Ken Bone has been quite the sport throughout all of his fresh fame. Summing it all up nicely, he told CNN: “I don’t know why they care what I have to say, but I’m glad they’re engaged in the political process.”