The Face Of Viral Fame: Ken Bone – The Man In The Red Sweater (VIDEO)
Watching the second presidential debate it became clear there is no love loss between these two candidates.
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were asked to answer the same questions from audience members. One of them made the asker an instant viral sensation.
Ken Bone’s question was:
“What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant employees?”
It was a great question and allowed Clinton to get into her nuanced stance on how our energy needs are entangled with the need to protect our environment.
She also made the point that she didn’t want to exclude workers who were currently working in the coal industry.
So, Why The Instant Internet Fame?
Maybe it was the name, Ken Bone. It’s easy to pronounce and makes you think of steak. Maybe it was the thick, black-rimmed glasses that made us think of someone reminiscent of Harry Potter.
Maybe it was the cute little lisp and mustachioed lip. Maybe it’s was the extra large red sweater and white shirt that said he should be asking kids if they were naughty or nice this year.
Honestly, I’m not really sure.
Personally, I think the guy who asked the very last question deserves some love from the internet.
The last questioner’s name was Karl Becker and he had this to say:
“My question to both of you is, regardless of the current rhetoric, would either of you name one positive thing that you respect in one another?”
The question garnered the biggest laugh from the audience of the entire debate. It ended the night on a relatively high note.
It allowed Clinton to say the thing she respects most about Trump are his children and Trump got to say he respects the fact that Clinton doesn’t quit.
So, why wasn’t Becker the one hounded by the media for television appearances? Who knows.
However, unlike Bone, Becker didn’t have a lisp, a ‘stache or an extra large red sweater. I guess in the minds of America that makes a difference when someone goes viral.
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This Is The New Face Of Viral Fame: Ken Bone – The Man In The Red Sweater (VIDEO)