OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
This is some sad news, y’all. Highly successful businessman and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after battling COVID-19.
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 30, 2020
I will always remember Cain for his 9-9-9 tax plan (9% personal income tax, a 9% federal sales tax, and a 9% corporate tax). That phrase is seared into my mind and I can hear it in his voice when I think of it. And you know what? It’s still a good plan today!
Cain, who recently joined Newsmax TV and was set to launch a weekly show, died in an Atlanta-area hospital where he had been critically ill for several weeks.
He was admitted on July 1, two days after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Ten days before, Cain had attended a rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
But it is not known for sure where Cain, chair of Black Voices for Trump, was infected. He had been on a whirlwind travel schedule in June, stopping in multiple cities.
“He was one of the most original thinkers in American politics. He [had] creative strong convictions, an open mind and a deep sense of patriotism,’’ veteran political consultant Dick Morris told Newsmax.
“He was a great friend, a great guy. Suddenly, the plague strikes home.’’
You can always count on liberals to be class acts, especially Ana Navarro-Cardenas. How dark of a heart must you have to post this within moments of someone’s death being announced?
Ana Navarro-Cárdenas wrote to Twitter, “Herman Caín thought Covid was a hoax, scoffed at wearing a mask. Died of Covid. 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.”
Herman Caín thought Covid was a hoax, scoffed at wearing a mask. Died of Covid.
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.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 30, 2020
“Finally some good news!” another user wrote to Twitter:
Finally some good news!
— Marlynn Cohen (@CohenMarlynn) July 30, 2020
Wow. You have no soul.
— Mimi (@h__krause) July 30, 2020
What is wrong with you. What a hateful thing to tweet. Grow up and act like a human being.
— RG (@rgmcneil45) July 30, 2020
— Puzzle Dust ✝️🌻☕️ (@dusty_rose04) July 30, 2020
Many are already trying to tie Cain’s death to Donald Trump due to Cain attending his Tulsa rally. They ignore the fact that Cain traveled extensively.
Herman Cain lived a full life until the very end. He was unafraid. Now he is at peace in heaven.
R.I.P. Herman Cain.