ATLANTA, GA – Famous CEO, former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman, and one time presidential candidate Herman Cain has died at the age of 74 after complications from COVID-19. The popular conservative and co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, was hospitalized with SARS-CoV2 about a month ago. He previously battled, and beat, colon cancer over a decade ago.
From The Hill:
“Herman Cain — our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us — has passed away,” Cain’s website editor Dan Calabrese said in a post.
“We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight,” Calabrese said. “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.” […]
“Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer,” Calabrese said.
Cain, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, drew national attention when he ran for the 2012 Republican nomination with his 9-9-9 tax reform plan. The plan intended to replace current taxes with a 9 percent personal income tax, a 9 percent business transactions tax and a 9 percent federal sales tax. […]”
For a brief time during the 2012 presidential primary season, Cain was the front runner. His tax reform plans, common sense conservatism, and approachable, kind demeanor made him a very likable candidate. So likable that smear campaigns were launched against him, forcing him to drop out of the race.
Unlike many politicians, Cain had a genuine love and understanding of the truths that make America great. His life was an American success story, and he was extraordinarily equipped to beat back the anti-American narrative delivered by the Left and to which we owe our current state of affairs.
Watch Cain here, in 2009, during the early days of the Tea Party movement, deliver a rousing speech in defense of the American idea and principles of Individual Liberty.