Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and 2012 presidential candidate, has died. Cain contracted the coronavirus at Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally, so expect a lot of concern trolling from the liberal media in the coming hours, which compounds this tragic event. Cain was known for his triple nine plan (aka “9-9-9 plan”) when he ran for the Republican nomination for president, which involved a nine percent personal income tax, a nine percent corporate tax, and a nine percent federal sales tax. His campaign did face allegations of sexual misconduct, which helped sow the seeds for his failed presidential bid. He later became a radio host and commentator.
Herman Cain, who contracted COVID-19 after Trump’s Tulsa rally, has died, per his website: https://t.co/cRIpVMipS5— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) July 30, 2020
Newsmax is reporting that Herman Cain, who was hospitalized with coronavirus, has died. https://t.co/z6cQ3AeX33— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 30, 2020
BREAKING: Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with coronavirus https://t.co/SZfkZrAnSP— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) July 30, 2020
Herman Cain embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit.— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) July 30, 2020
Our hearts grieve for his loved ones, and they will remain in our prayers at this time. We will never forget his legacy of grace, patriotism, and faith.
RIP Herman Cain.— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 30, 2020
Here is classic video of him owning President Bill Clinton on "HillaryCare" pic.twitter.com/73pSywp23d
His death was announced on his website earlier this morning (via Herman Cain):
You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God’s strength and comfort to deal with it.
Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away. He’s entering the presence of the Savior he’s served as an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta for, and preparing for his reward.
Romans 2:6-7 says: “God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.’ To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.” By that measure, we expect the boss is in for some kind of welcome, because all of us who knew him are well aware of how much good he did.
Let me deal with some of the particulars of the last few weeks. We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight. He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle.
We didn’t release detailed updates on his condition to the public or to the media because neither his family nor we thought there was any reason for that.
Rest in peace, Mr. Cain.
Sadly, I fear the reaction to his death from the liberal media will be nothing short of atrocious.
And it's starting...
Herman Caín thought Covid was a hoax, scoffed at wearing a mask. Died of Covid.— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 30, 2020
Bill Montgomery, co-founder of pro-Trump, Turning Point USA, scoffed at virus. Died of Covid.
Rep. Gohmert refused to wear a mask. Has Covid.
See a pattern?
Covid doesn’t care about partisanship.
Twitter's greatest power is revealing who people really are. https://t.co/MMKdd1XZVT— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) July 30, 2020
Herman Cain was diagnosed with coronavirus two days after trumps Tulsa rally— Molly Jong-Fast?? (@MollyJongFast) July 30, 2020
Herman Cain's last public appearance was appearing at Trump's Tulsa rally without a mask. He posted an anti-mask tweet the day before that has since been deleted. https://t.co/8Z6MisLzAs— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 30, 2020
Pay attention.— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) July 30, 2020
Trump's morning tweet about postponing the election makes more sense now.
As President, he would have been told about Herman Cain's death FIRST.
Trump knew he was responsible for Cain's death & fired off an inflammatory tweet to change the news cycle
Donald trumps ego killed Herman Cain on the day of his Tulsa rally.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) July 30, 2020
Herman Cain was hospitalized for coronavirus two weeks after he attended Trump’s Tulsa rally without a face mask. He’s the first senior casualty of the science denial Trump cult. The question is whether even that can wake others up about the dangers of Trump and the virus. https://t.co/olobtDXjGx— Evan McMullin (@EvanMcMullin) July 30, 2020