Kenneth Bone Declared Winner Of Trump-Clinton Debate By Internet

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One clear winner from the second presidential debate is a questioner whose mild-mannered appearance has made him an unlikely online star.

Kenneth Bone asked on Sunday night GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton about energy policy and became an internet sensation almost instantly.

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09:  A member of the audience asks a question during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

ST LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 09: A member of the audience asks a question during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A Facebook fan page celebrates the mustachioed Bone’s outfit of a red sweater and khakis. A parody Twitter account describes him as “the man of the people.” Many have edited pictures of the man and posted them on Twitter. One takes after the iconic “HOPE” poster from President Barack Obama’s 2008 run.

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09:  Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election.  (Photo by Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images)

ST LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 09: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Photo by Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images)

Bone seemed to relish his moment in the spotlight. TV cameras caught him getting a handshake from former President Bill Clinton after the forum and snapping a photo as he left the stage.

Former President Bill Clinton talks with people after the second debate between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)

Former President Bill Clinton talks with people after the second debate between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)

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