Ken Bone became an Internet sensation after asking a question to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the second presidential debate. Although the debates between the two candidates do not really need any extra humor added to them, Ken Bone made many people laugh while watching the debate. “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs,” Bone asked, “while at the same time, remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?”
This was a great question Bone asked. This was not the main focus of Bone though.
Prep senior Peter Bloomstine, who is very interested in politics, gave me some words that should not go unnoticed about Ken Bone. “He is a middle class hero, who is an average man living the American Dream,” Peter said. “He asked a very wise question to the candidates on energy policy for he is a worker at an energy plant. Ken is a very smart, intelligent, handsome man who is worried about his future, but shouldn’t because he is the future, and it is very bright.”
For readers that do not know who Ken Bone is, you might be asking, who is Ken Bone? Why has he become so famous? What he did was remind people of what they want from their debates. Americans want an honest discussion of policy rather than a debate where all they do is attack each other. Not only did this remind us of what we want the debates to be about, but he was also pretty funny looking. He wore a red sweater which has been worn a lot more recently. When asked why he wore the red sweater instead of a nice suit, his answer was that he had a nice olive suit on and ready to go, but when he sat down in his car he split his pants. Therefore, he had to change his clothes and headed to the debate in a rush. The media and the American people seemingly could not get enough.
After having an in depth conversation with senior Prep student, Jacob Labonte, he said, “I think Ken Bone is your typical good guy. In my opinion, he became famous because people are infatuated with unimportant issues instead of more pressing ones.” This really goes to show what people think about him in everyday life.