Herman Cain is dead., He is an American businessman and politician who for a few months in 2011 as the favorite candidate in the Republican Party primaries, died before retiring following various footsteps and various accusations of sexual harassment. Cain was 74 years old, was African American and had been hospitalized for three weeks after falling ill with COVID-19: at the end of June he had attended the controversial rally of President Donald Trump in Tulsa without wearing a mask (masks that he had repeatedly openly criticized).
Cain – born in Memphis, Tennessee, into a poor family – had become very rich and famous thanks to his career as an entrepreneur. After a few years of apprenticeship at Coca-Cola, at 36 he was appointed head of 400 Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area and, given the good results, he was then promoted to CEO of the Godfather’s Pizza restaurant chain. Cain arrived in 1986, restored the company and bought it in 1988, continuing to be the CEO until 1996. That year he began to devote himself more consistently to politics and in 2011 he ran for the Republican Party primaries. He didn’t seem to have a chance, but his good speaker skills and affable personality in a few months had led him to the top of the polls, ahead of Mitt Romney.