CNN is one of the most trusted news networks on the planet. Thousands upon thousands of people from different countries and continents rely on their website and TV broadcast for the most accurate and up-to-date news.
So when the 2nd US Presidential Debate took place on Monday afternoon (NZ time), all of these people were trusting CNN to give them unprecedented expert analysis on who was the true winner.
And boy did they deliver, as an article by Saeed Ahmed declared that neither Trump nor Clinton won, but Ken Bone. Who’s that you ask? Ken Bone was a member of the undeclared crowd who was chosen to attend the debate. He instantly gained fame when he asked a question about the energy policies each candidate would have if they were President.
The question rather took the candidates by surprise because, expectedly, energy policies weren’t the most pressing issue on their agendas.
Since this question, the Twittersphere has exploded with love and adoration for the very inconspicuous Bone. Ken explained to popular talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, after the debate how his Twitter account has blown up with popularity. Despite many fan pages, @kenbone18 is the official account of the now infamous undecided voter, coming in at 176k followers.
Ken has also been applauded for his superb taste in fashion at the debate: a brilliant red sweater. Originally he had a brilliant olive suit to wear to the debate, it was one that his Grandfather had helped him pick out.
But, as Bone explained to CNN and later Jimmy Kimmel, he had unfortunately put on a few extra kilos between buying the suit and wearing it. His pants split as he hopped into his car and the Great man was forced to switch his wardrobe to the now infamous red sweater.
Bone also gained fame following the debate when he was caught using a disposable camera. Almost instantly, the internet began thinking he was a relic from the 90s who hadn’t seen the daylight for a long time. However, he later explained to Jimmy Kimmel that this wasn’t the case. The debate’s security staff had merely given him one to capture the moment, as smart phones were strictly prohibited.
As a teenager, this is perhaps the representation of my feeling toward the Presidential Debate. I’m constantly surrounded by heavily naive teenagers who claim to know what they’re talking about when it comes to US Politics. They constantly have these petty debates around me about how Donald or Hillary is better by what they said or did.
It makes me feel very uncomfortable with the things they say and how some teenagers take such an uninformed opinion on this whole drama and debacle. So when someone asks me, who are you supporting, I tell them the true winner of the 2nd US Presidental Debate: Mr Kenneth Bone.
Author: Steven Walton
Steven Walton is a 16 year old student currently attending St Andrews College in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was brought up with two older brothers and his big passions are sports (especially motorsport), people and writing. He runs his own motorsport blog, Green Flag F1 (www.greenflagf1.com) and is aspiring to be a journalist when he is older.