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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2020 10:49 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/30/2020 11:11 AM
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Former Presidential Candidate & Businessman Herman Cain Has Passed Away from COVID-19

Atlanta, CA...Herman Cain (December 13, 1945 – July 30, 2020). The following is was released on his Official Website by Dan Calabrese. "We're heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord. 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, 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. There were hopeful indicators, including a mere five days ago when doctors told us they thought he would eventually recover, although it wouldn’t be quick. We were relieved to be told that, and passed on the news via Herman’s social media. And yet we also felt real concern about the fact that he never quite seemed to get to the point where the doctors could advance him to the recovery phase.

Herman was 74. Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer. We all prayed so hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home, but we really liked having him here with us, and we held out hope he’d have a full recovery.

Herman had just started hosting a new show on Newsmax TV. He was so excited about it, and so pumped up about playing a role in the 2020 election campaign. At an age when a lot of people are looking to slow down, he was taking on new projects, booking speaking opportunities. Ever the dealmaker, he would fill me in with details of his negotiations with people on any number of things. I would always tell him I should have him negotiate my deals with my business’s other clients, because he did them better than anyone.

The last time I talked to him was when he was getting ready to start the Newsmax show. He was really pumped about it, and I was happy for him because he’d walked away from a nice contributor gig at Fox a couple years early to head a Super PAC. When that ran its course, Herman really wanted to get back into TV, and this afforded him a beautiful opportunity. Alas, he only ever got to host one episode.

But there was so much more to him than the public saw, and certainly more than the media presented to you. Most people heard of Herman for the first time when he ran for president in 2011. What they didn’t know was his business background. They didn’t know how he had started his career as a civilian employee of the Navy. It was funny to us because sometimes political pundits portrayed him as kind of a goof – having no idea that during his time working for the Navy, he was literally a rocket scientist.

Many people don’t know about his years climbing the corporate ladder at Pillsbury, at Burger King and finally as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. I will always remember the first time I became aware of him. It was 12 years before I worked with him for the first time. It was the now-famous encounter between Herman and Bill Clinton in which the boss schooled the president on the finer points of small-business finance, and I can’t describe it any better than I can just let you watch it:



Herman could handle himself in a situation like that because he knew who he was, and he wasn’t intimidated by anyone, including the president of the United States.

When I launched the North Star Writers Group syndicate in 2005, I was looking for good writers and thinkers who were not signed to syndicates, and I was surprised to learn that Herman Cain – the guy who had schooled Bill Clinton on national TV – was a free agent. I tracked down contact information for him and told his office I would like to syndicate him. Two days later I had a signed contract, and it kicked off a 15-year professional relationship and friendship that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

It was only a few months later that he informed me of his cancer diagnosis, but he assured me he would continue writing his column every week. Even though I told him that was the last thing he needed to concern himself with, he did it. He never told me he would do something that he didn’t come through on.

RELATED: If you wouldn't mind, pray for our boss; COVID-19 doesn't know who it's messing with

In 2007, my business was struggling and I was having a hard time finding a direction for it. Herman welcomed me to come see him in Atlanta, and he spent an entire day with me going over the particulars of my business. Together we drew up an action plan, and he gave me some firm and pointed advice on some things I needed to do. This guy had helped lead some of the biggest companies in the world, and he could have charged massive consulting fees for this sort of thing. But he did it all for free, and he kept working with me over the years to make sure things stayed on the right track.

I haven’t even gotten into his experiences as what he called an ABC – an American Black Conservative – because his politics seems so low on the list of things I want to tell you about him right now. He was one of the most important figures to ever come into my life, and I can’t wrap my head, or my heart, around the fact that he’s gone. I don’t think I’ll be able to for a long time.

But I want you to understand just what our world has lost today. There aren’t many people like Herman Cain, and it behooves us to truly cherish the ones we’re given. His wife Gloria – his children Melanie and Vincent – and his grandchildren . . . they need our love, our support and our prayers. Nothing I talked about above meant as much to him as these wonderful people did, and because he loved them so much, we will continue to feel his impact on the world through them.

I’m sorry I had to bring you bad news this morning. But the good news is that we had a man so good, so solid, so full of love and faith . . . that his death hits us this hard. Thank God for a man like that.

Rest well in His presence, Boss. We love you."


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-30 10:55:19   By: Anonymous
 
So much for "Black Voices for Trump." Maybe now some of you will get this is not a hoax?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-30 11:25:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Nothing worse then the flu with pneumonia, and hopefully tRump will get a double!!!
    Biden/Harris 2020

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-30 11:47:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Joe Bye Done and Willies Hoe

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-30 12:09:25   By: Anonymous
         
        As long as you throwing out ad homonyms, keep in mind that in Russian, Trump's name is spelled TRAMP (because there is no U in Russian) and in northern England, "to trump" means "to fart".

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          Re: Rolling over in his grave?
          Posted on: 2020-07-30 12:14:11   By: Anonymous
           
          Cain isn't even in the ground yet he revered a president that thinks he can delay an election?
          How about worrying that the Russians now have a president that is willing to pull troops from Germany, Syria, and Afghanistan to strengthen the ties that Russians might hold.
          Stupid is that stupid does.

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        Re: joe
        Posted on: 2020-07-30 12:15:28   By: Anonymous
         
        You should be more worried about the idiot in chief.

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          Re: joe
          Posted on: 2020-07-30 19:41:48   By: Anonymous
           
          You idiots are nothing but as**h*** and need to worry about something else. Like getting a life.

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            Re: joe
            Posted on: 2020-07-30 20:51:44   By: Anonymous
             
            Keeping a life, keeping thousands of lives. That is the problem that trump can’t or won’t face. If economic or covid problems hit you or your family you can thank yourself and all those who voted for trump.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-30 12:54:10   By: Anonymous
 
Of course - and he didn't wear a mask! Tell you something???

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-30 16:00:37   By: Anonymous
     
    "Of course - and he didn't wear a mask! Tell you something???"

    Ummm sorry, Charlie. The liberal propaganda promoted by the liberal Karens is that masks are necessary to protect others.

    Which is it????


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-30 20:45:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Both. Protects the wearer also, you freaking stupid trump suckers.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-30 13:34:29   By: Anonymous
 
This man Mr. Cain LITERALLY died because of Trump’s and the GOP narrative! So sad. Also, how should the American people react when Trump pays his respects to Herman Cain and not to John Lewis?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-30 13:41:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Did he catch it at the trump rally in Tulsa ?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-30 16:34:02   By: Anonymous
       
      Likely, but it’s hard to say. However, he did sign a waiver prior to attending the rally. So what does tell you?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-30 16:16:21   By: Anonymous
 
Herman Cain, a true AMERICAN with knowledge and confidence in our country that most of you don’t and never will have! Libtards love putting all of us in some BOX, Herman Cain believed in humanity period which is exactly what most Libtards don’t believe, unless your lockstep with their agenda. Thanks for your willingness, Mr. Cain, to step outside the box, and formulate your opinions and the kind of. America you wanted to see for your family, not the ghetto life your race has been willing to accept from every Democrat President! You didn’t see yourself as a victim, you rose above , and you proved to be a great patriot!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-30 18:13:53   By: Anonymous
     
    Well there certainly isn't any funeral ceremony for this gentleman. Could it be that he is a Republican? This is total bullsh*t that the Democrats think that they are so special but when a Republican congressman dies there is no ceremony.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-30 18:21:00   By: Anonymous
       
      He wasn't a congressman. And he just died, so there hasn't been a service yet.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-30 19:44:58   By: Anonymous
         
        Conversation between 2 idiots who suffer from low self esteem. Your parents must be proyd.

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      Re: pizza man
      Posted on: 2020-07-30 19:44:52   By: Anonymous
       
      He was just a pizza man. No substance behind those blank trump loving eyes.
      Hope it spreads in the upper echelons and comes to roost on the trumper.
      Have no compassion for fools.


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        Re: pizza man
        Posted on: 2020-07-30 19:47:22   By: Anonymous
         
        Your a fool. Actually both of you are fools!

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          Re: pizza man
          Posted on: 2020-07-30 20:01:17   By: Anonymous
           
          What would have probably been worse(get your head around this) is instead of trump, president herman during this pandemic. Pizza cures it vs a malaria drug. I would go with the doc recommending alien dna. 👍
          The republican party is dead.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-07-30 20:16:46   By: Anonymous
             
            Both. Protects the wearer also, you freaking stupid trump suckers.

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              Re: pizza man
              Posted on: 2020-07-30 20:47:30   By: Anonymous
               
              How about you wrap your LIPS around it.

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                Re: pizza man
                Posted on: 2020-07-30 20:55:22   By: Anonymous
                 
                How about you get a disinfectant for the maggots that live in your half gone brain?

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                  Re: Liberal Losers!!!
                  Posted on: 2020-07-30 21:23:44   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Liberals complain that conservatives are full of hate yet every poster on the left has been overflowing with hate. The work hypocrite comes to mind. Also, where is the love for BLM? That's right, he was a conservative so their lives don't matter.

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                    Re: Liberal Losers!!!
                    Posted on: 2020-07-30 21:53:13   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Oh, don’t give us that libtard evil crap. You look at the post, look realistically, and actually count and se how many insulting posts are first started by your beloved trump fans.

                    Count the rational posts with factual statements, then count the one that call names like libtards and ahold, and ol man die.

                    Quit your sniveling, you sound like trump.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-31 06:46:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Humanity period, what that? When you're home alone do you wear a t-shirt that says "I'm with stupid"?????

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-31 16:20:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Trump’s stupidity takes another life. It’s happened 151,000 times.

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Herman Cain
Posted on: 2020-08-03 00:39:43   By: Anonymous
 
It's sad when anyone dies earlier than they should...but if an otherwise intelligent(?) person chooses to believe a demagogue over the scientific community, it's hard to feel sorry for them. I feel more sympathy for those who die of COVD-19 because they contracted it from someone who didn't take precautions. We would have had this under control if all the people took precautions, but ironically it's the folks who yell the loudest about returning to normal who make it impossible to do so.

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