Remember good ol' Ken Bone, the infamous "red sweater guy" who sat front row in one of the 2016 presidential debates and somehow couldn't make up his mind between the normal grandma and the open racist who bragged about grabbing women by their genitals without their permission?
Well he's back for the 2020 election! And, surprise, he once again couldn't decide between the jocular if slightly odd old man and the open racist who recently came down with the very pandemic virus he by his own admission refused to do anything about.
So, he voted for a third party candidate this time. And the internet is pissed.
I voted Clinton in '16 and this morning I sealed my mail in ballot having voted for Jo Jorgensen. I don't agree wi… https://t.co/5iFp2qSbQX— Ken Bone (@Ken Bone) 1602085078.0
Speaking to Newsweek, Bone said he felt similarly about Trump and Biden to how he felt in 2016 about Trump and Clinton.
"To be perfectly honest, I'd say I'm uncommitted again. Very, very few people in either of these election cycles were truly undecided. They're uncommitted, which means that you don't really have a positive opinion of either candidate."
But for a guy who doesn't have a positive opinion of either candidate, he sure seems not to like Trump, whom he described thusly:
"[H]it and miss with a lot more misses than hits. What Trump is really a master at is manipulating people via the media. It's crazy how he gets us all to pay attention to what's in his right hand while he's doing his sleight of hand with the other."
As for Biden, Ken's not exactly a fan. But though he told Newsweek that he found the first presidential debate last week to be "insanity" and decried its lack of decorum and substance, Bone also said he was far more impressed by Biden's performance in the recent debate, especially his restraint when Trump attacked his son.
IDK Ken, kinda seems like you'd pretty much made up your mind between these two!
Now to be fair, Bone lives in Illinois, a state that has not voted for a Republican president since George H. W. Bush in 1988 and which Hillary Clinton won by 17 points in 2016. So his third-party vote is extremely unlikely to have any impact, as he himself admitted in a subsequent tweet.
But with things as insane as they are in our country, that didn't matter—many people were infuriated by Bone's decision.
@kenbone18 Imagine the privilege you have and flaunt around if this is how you vote in times like these. This elect… https://t.co/fyKop7PgL2— Samra (@Samra) 1602093497.0
@kenbone18 No one cares.— Parker Molloy (@Parker Molloy) 1602113869.0
@kenbone18 Cause you are clearly a moron— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@✌🏼rosanna arquette) 1602089715.0
@kenbone18 Translation: "Between Hitler & Not Hitler, I voted for someone else because: Not Hitler just hasn't EARNED my vote, ya know?"— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin) 1602088627.0
@kenbone18 Publicly praising your personal white privilege is a weird flex.— Travis Akers (@Travis Akers) 1602090766.0
Alexa, what is white privilege? https://t.co/q70UFTT7Ic— 🏳️🌈💛⚖️ PETTY RUBBLE ENDORSES BIDEN/HARRIS 2020 (@🏳️🌈💛⚖️ PETTY RUBBLE ENDORSES BIDEN/HARRIS 2020) 1602088929.0
Why would you want to advertise your stupidity like this? https://t.co/mIiHOR0Jlu— Just Elizabeth (@Just Elizabeth) 1602112071.0
Thanks for nothing, Ken. JoJill Jorgensen-Stein is a human election spoiler #VoteBidenHarris2020 https://t.co/v208aIPiYo— The Terror of Dublin🎃#WearAMask😷#BidenHarris2020 (@The Terror of Dublin🎃#WearAMask😷#BidenHarris2020) 1602090692.0
Bone's candidate of choice, Jo Jorgensen, is a Libertarian from Illinois. She is currently polling at 2%.