Former GOP Presidential Candidate Hospitalized With Coronavirus

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Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus.

According to Fox News:

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized and is being treated for COVID-19, according to a statement Thursday.

Cain’s staff announced on Twitter that the 74-year-old businessman was admitted to the hospital near Atlanta on Wednesday, but is doing well and is not on a ventilator. Cain was notified on Monday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and by Wednesday had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization, the statement said.

Cain was diagnosed in 2006 with stage 4 colon cancer that metastasized to his liver and was given a 30 percent chance of survival. He successfully underwent chemotherapy and has been in remission since.

Cain, who successfully steered food chains like Burger King and Godfather’s Pizza to profitability and served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, shot to national prominence in 2012 when he launched a bid to be the Republican presidential nominee. While he had a strong following among Tea Party activists and led in the polls at one time, his campaign was derailed when he was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct during his time as CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s. He vehemently denied the claims but dropped out of the race.

Cain has been active in politics since his run. He started The New Voice, an advocacy group focused on tax reform, energy policy, and national security and is a frequent guest on Fox News.

  1. When I read the headline I hoped it was……romney……O well, may be next time. Herman is a good man,,,,,not liked the other one i named. Get well herman.

    1. Yes, I agree. Herman is a good man. Glad he is hanging in there. Prayers for a speedy recovery!

      P.S. I never believed the sexual misconduct issue. Herman just ISN’T that kind of jerk and some young women have imaginations off the charts! I know. I’ve seen them at work when they “thought” someone was out of line because the girls were the ones out of line. They thought they’d “get even” by screaming sexual harassment if they didn’t get a raise. Yes. That DID happen several times with younger new hires. Their work ethics were obviously “missing”.

    1. Tell that to the Covid patients in the hospitals barely surviving using ventilators. I think they might argue with you — if they could breathe enough.

    2. Yes, yes it is. Where are all the flu deaths? Let’s have a death comparison of all conditions year over year.

  2. So, this great American is hospitalized for cancer, not the damn virus, stop the crap, people are seeing through this virus BS.
    I wish Herman all the best in the world, I would have voted for him.

  3. Prayers for the Hermanator! He will be fine and what he then will tell us about it will be the TRUTH!

  4. I first saw his name and said “oh no not him”. What a good guy. I had forgotten that he battled cancer earlier. Be tough and win!

  5. I and my family wish Mr. Cain the very best. We pray for his health and his return to business as usual.


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