5 Things You Need To Know About Ken Bone, The Man Who Gives Americans Hope

The biggest winner from Sunday's presidential debate was easily Ken Bone, who became an Internet sensation overnight after asking a simple question about each candidate's energy policy.

Bone is suddenly a beloved figure because, as Josh Hammer notes in The Resurgent, the mustached man wearing a red sweater "represents everything that is right with America":

"He just wants a better life for his family. He just wants a safer future for his nation. And what Ken Bone really wants is an election cycle where American citizens actually care about and discuss the pressing issues facing the republic.

"Ken Bone truthfully wants nothing to do with either immoral fraudster that the Democrats and Republicans have nominated to lead the free world, but he will show up to vote on Election Day because it is his solemn civic duty and Ken Bone is nothing if not a civically engaged member of the plebiscite."

Here are five things you need to know about Bone.

1. Bone appears to be from Belleville, Illinois. This is according to a Twitter account that seems to be the real Ken Bone. According to the New York Times, "Bone regularly works 12-hour shifts sitting in the control room of a coal-fired power plant," hence why he inquired about energy policy. (Many have mistaken another Kenneth Bone on Facebook from Labadie, MO as the Ken Bone from Sunday's debate.)

2. He only had one tweet from that Twitter account before the debate–and it was directed towards Ariana Grande.

After the debate, he posted two tweets:

3. Bone almost didn't wear his now iconic red sweater. Bone wanted to wear an olive suit, but couldn't when he accidentally ripped his pants.

"Apparently I’ve gained about 30 pounds," Bone said on CNN. "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."

Consequently, Bone wore the red sweater and now everyone wants them (they've already sold out). Bone now wears his red sweater in media appearances.

4. Bone now has an entire menu dedicated to him at a restaurant. Vinnie's Pizzeria, a popular restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, put on their whiteboard menu a drawing of Bone and had each food item listed under the following sections: "Penneth Bone," "ProvoBone" and "Chicken Bone."

5. Bone doesn't know who he will vote for yet. According to the Times, "Bone said that he had been leaning toward voting for Donald J. Trump, but that Hillary Clinton 'really impressed me with her composure and some of her answers last night.'"

Bone said he was perturbed by Trump "talking over" Clinton as well as Trump's "personal attacks."

"I would have liked to see less of that and more on the issues," Bone said.

He will remain undecided until after the final presidential debate.

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