Ken Bone, the real winner of Sunday night's Presidential debate, continued his victory lap on Monday night with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Bone gained attention during the debate for both his intelligent, measured question (about balancing economics and environmental impact in energy policy) and his red-sweatered friendly presence.
Bone and his sweater talked to Kimmel about what it was like to be an Internet sensation. Yes, he still has to go to work, he admitted. And his wife is a bit tired of all the commotion. To his son Logan, however, he's a hero. Logan says, according to Bone, that "dad is the best kind of famous—Internet famous."
Kimmel's viewers even got the story behind the red sweater itself. It was a last-minute replacement after Bone split the seat of the pants of the probably-just-as-cool olive suit he intended to wear.
Towards the end of the interview, the conversation turned to politics. Since Bone had been introduced as an undecided voter, Kimmel asked if he had made up his mind. Bone said that he still hadn't made up his mind. Trump, he said, was closer to his economic interests, given the GOP candidate's pro-coal stance (Ken, if you're reading, Trump's talk about coal doesn't actually make any sense.) But Hillary Clinton had an advantage on social issues.
"I would really hate for anyone's rights to be taken back," Bone said. "We fought so hard to get marriage equality and rights expanded to more Americans, and it'd be unconscionable for me to see those taken away by a Supreme Court justice appointed by Donald Trump."
The interview ended when Kimmel got a Ken Bone impersonator to ask the real deal about his "fresh and cool style." "My wife dresses me," Ken Bone said. "Like all great Americans."