The coronavirus took the life of Herman Cain, but it left his Twitter account behind! Successful businessman and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain lost his battle with COVID-19 on July 30. On Wednesday, a message appeared on his Twitter account after Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced Tuesday afternoon that Sen. Kamala Harris is his running mate.
— The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) August 12, 2020
After the eerie Twitter post appeared, it caught people by surprise.
Uhhhhhhhh, aren’t you dead? 💀
— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) August 13, 2020
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) August 13, 2020
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) August 13, 2020
— Slurricane Harbor 🍄 (@SlurricaneH) August 13, 2020
Of all the things we don’t need right now, Herman Cain tweeting from beyond the grave after dying of COVID is very high on the list
— Michael Simon (@morlium) August 13, 2020
— Sweep The Leg (@SweepTheLeg337) August 13, 2020
— Queenie (@queer_queenie) August 13, 2020
— Michael Marshall Smith (@ememess) August 13, 2020
Figures theyd have Twitter in hell.
— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) August 13, 2020
You would think his first tweet would be: “wear a mask, trust me!”
— Nomad (@selectivenomad) August 13, 2020
Dead man says what? Who knew there was Twitter access in the Afterlife? pic.twitter.com/gJUvSTvs1x
— Virago A Go-Go Wears an FN Mask🖖🏻🍩🌊♓🐇⚖️💖💜💙 (@ViragoX) August 13, 2020
— Gore Vidal Sassoon (@JimmyJazz1968) August 13, 2020
How is Herman these days? Do you feel the Republican Party properly honored his passing? How where and when did GOP leadership do that?
— Trust is a license. Renew it. (@actuallyreal33) August 13, 2020
Just in case you thought a Republican couldn’t sink any lower than bottom sludge, here ya go. Using a dead man’s Twitter account to attack @potus‘s opponents. A man @potus killed with his super-spreader event in Tulsa.
America, put a bag over your head.
— Shoq (@Shoq) August 13, 2020
But, alas! Quickly after Twitter started responding to the use of a dead man’s Twitter account being used for political purposes, Cain’s daughter wrote a post on her father’s website.
“Hello. I’m Dr. Melanie Cain Gallo, and I am proud to say that Herman Cain was my dad. He believed in using his voice to teach, enlighten and give hope. It’s one of the ways he used this web site every day, and he wouldn’t have wanted that work to stop with his passing.
“First, the site and our social media platforms will now go under the name The Cain Gang. Dad came up with this name himself. He truly valued the sharp, creative, insightful minds of his editorial team and he would not want them to stop doing what they do best! As usual, he had the best branding ideas and we see no reason to try to improve on it.”