Herman Cain was a successful businessman who rose up the ranks to become the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. He then turned his ambitions towards politics including a 2000 bid for the Republican nomination, then a 2004 Senate campaign.
While he was never elected to a political seat, Cain remained involved in Republican politics. This included a trip to Donald Trump’s Tulsa, Oklahoma rally. He contracted COVID-19 or soon afterwards. According to Newsmax, Cain has now died of the disease at 74 years old.
Cain posted a number of photos from the Tulsa rally. He said of the event, “I saw with my own eyes that there were at least 16,000 people there. Yes, there were some empty seats in the nosebleed sections, but 16,000 people in the COVID-19 era is pretty impressive. I’ve had about enough of the media telling us this rally was some sort of bust. It was triumphant and electric,” Cain wrote. “Everyone who attended came away from it feeling good.”
The family of Cain has confirmed the passing via his Twitter account. The statement read, “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.”
— The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) July 30, 2020
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