Who is Ken Bone?

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

HIS red pullover, dark framed glasses and mous­tache are al­ready on sale as a Hal­loween cos­tume – proof that Ken Bone has be­come a hero to those sick of the tawdry US elec­tion cam­paign.

As the mud flew at Don­ald Trump and Hil­lary Clin­ton’s sec­ond pres­i­den­tial de­bate on Oc­to­ber 9, the Amer­i­can every­man be­came an in­stant celebrity by calmly ask­ing a ques­tion about en­ergy pol­icy.

Bone – even his sturdy name has been a source of amuse­ment on so­cial me­dia – had been picked to rep­re­sent un­de­cided vot­ers at the town hall­style de­bate in St Louis, Mis­souri.

His heft, poise and po­lite man­ner of­fered a brief but re­fresh­ing respite from the 90-minute slug-fest be­tween the Repub­li­can and Demo­cratic can­di­dates.

Within min­utes of the de­bate, Bone had be­come an in­ter­net meme, the man to in­ter­view and a soughtafter pan­elist on after-ac­tion TV shows.

His fans call them­selves the Bone­heads.

“That’s fan­tas­tic. I’ve been call­ing my fam­ily that for years,” Bone ex­claimed to Jimmy Kim­mel on the co­me­dian’s late night TV show.

How does he ex­plain the sen­sa­tion he has caused?

“I think it’s be­cause I’m just kinda your typ­i­cal Mid­west­ern guy,” Bone told The Wash­ing­ton Post.

“I try to be a friendly guy and shake hands and smile and all that. And to see me try to be that hug­gable, like­able guy in the mid­dle of a re­ally nasty and di­vi­sive de­bate, I think, stood out to a lot of peo­ple.” –

Photo: AFP

The Amer­i­can every­man stole the show at the Oc­to­ber 9 de­bate, and now the in­ter­net has made him a su­per­star.

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