The Internet loved town hall debate questioner Ken Bone. The Internet needed somebody to love so much after watching the Trump-Clinton slugfest that it took to Bone’s cheerful red sweater, his seeming earnestness, and his inconceivable undecidedness and gave the man his moment.
Because he was better than constant sniffling, because he was better than lying and attacking, Ken Bone became the star of the debate. People needed somebody to love like Grace Slick was singing at them — and Ken Bone, a name no fiction writer would dare make up, gave it to them. Bone felt his duty afterwards, telling his burgeoning group of Twitter followers to vote. “It is essential,” wrote Ken Bone. Is this Ken Bone online real or not? He is now.
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I appreciate all of the love, and want to ask something of all my followers and anyone else. Please vote this November. It is essential
— Ken Bone (@RealKennyBone) October 10, 2016