Herman Cain, the pizza magnate and talk-radio host who sought the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, died Thursday of COVID-19 at the age of 74.
David Von Drehle has a nice appreciation of Cain at the Washington Post.
Cain’s 2012 campaign staffer Ellen Carmichael remembers her boss in this Twitter thread:
Matt Lewis shares a story Cain recounted of growing up under segregation:
In 2011, Herman Cain told me a story about growing up during segregation in Atlanta, Georgia. His campaign turned our interview into this ad. I'll be thinking about it today. RIP! pic.twitter.com/u8uiQRxSOH
— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) July 30, 2020
In 2011, I spent some time with Cain for a story about his presidential campaign, which you can read here.