The star of last night’s debate was Ken Bone of Shiloh, Illinois.

The man in the red sweater joins KMOX’s Mark Reardon:

Bone says he had to download Twitter so he could start responding to some of the hundreds who reached out to him after his appearance asking a question about energy at the debate.

He has since done multiple radio, TV and newspaper interviews, and he’s slated to be on Jimmy Kimmel’s show tonight, as well as appear with Anderson Cooper on CNN.

“It’s ridiculous,” Bone says. “I’ve been doing press all day as if people actually care about what I have to say, which is a strange experience, and I’m happy to be talking to you right now.”

The now-famous red sweater-khaki combo was an emergency Plan B wardrobe change after he split the seat of his favorite olive-colored suit getting into his car the morning of the debate, Bone says.

“I want to add a little positivity to an otherwise very negative political cycle,” he says.

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