July 30, 2020

Thursday brought the sad news of the death of a friend, Herman Cain.

After a highly successful career as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, this brilliant entrepreneur spent the following years as a radio talk show host and a Presidential candidate, but always he was a tireless advocate for free enterprise, for opportunity for all, and for an America that gave people opportunities to dream big and do big.

I became closely acquainted with Herman Cain in 2007 during my campaign for President in the GOP Primary. Herman was one of the national leaders of the Fair Tax movement, and the Fair Tax was a centerpiece of my campaign. We spent time together throughout the campaign in advocacy for the Fair Tax.

After the campaign and when I became a contributor for Fox News, I would regularly invite Herman on my show to talk free enterprise, conservative values, and of course, the Fair Tax.

In 2012, Herman launched his own campaign for President. Feeling that the country might not be able to fully understand the Fair Tax, he created a “Step One” toward the Fair Tax in his simple but profound 9-9-9 plan. The simplicity of the plan caught on, and Herman was like the evangelist in a crusade, brilliantly explaining that a tax fixed and finite is more fair. I was able to spend time with him on the campaign trail and one of my favorite memories is playing bass for a band that accompanied Herman in singing his beloved Gospel music.

He had a great sense of humor and was the eternal optimist. I loved just being around him as his vivacious spirit was truly contagious.

I’ve hated all that the Chinese Virus has done to the world, but I’m especially angry that this awful virus took the life of a great American, a kind gentleman, and my friend, Herman Cain.

At this link, some prominent people from the political world pay their respects.

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  • Carol Mathews

    09/12/2020 09:06 AM

    I only observed him on TV of course, but he was such a gentleman and a true American, not black, white, or green just a true real person and had so much more to give. Lost too soon.

  • Bob Gibson

    08/22/2020 08:28 AM

    A great man of God!

  • marilyn gopel

    08/03/2020 10:24 PM

    That was a wonderful memorial to this wonderful man. May his soul be at peace in heaven. Amen

  • Donna Campbell

    08/03/2020 10:10 PM

    A wonderful man. He will be missed.

  • Cynthia Lea Casteel

    08/03/2020 08:53 PM

    I didn't know alot about mister herman cain.i wish i had.he sounded like a real hero to all who knew him.God bless his family and friends.

  • Ronnie West

    08/03/2020 11:18 AM

    Herman Cain was truly a great American. A great example for not only black people but for all people. May God bless and comfort his family.

  • Cindy Casteel

    08/02/2020 03:57 PM


  • Dorrine Moore

    08/02/2020 01:47 PM

    I also loved Herman Cain. I read he book and got to know the real human being he was. He will be sorely missed. Bless his family with comfort. RIP Mr. Cain.

  • Ellen Day

    08/02/2020 01:41 PM

    Thank you Governor Huckabee for that heartfeft tribute to Herman Cain. Your words brought tears to my eyes. He was a great Christian gentleman and a great Patriot!, who inspired me with his words of wisdom!

  • peggy lane

    08/02/2020 01:33 PM

    Such a great loss he was a great person to have in our country.I was hoping he would be our President when he was running He would have been a great President.God bless his will missed by lots of people.RIP Herman Caine.

  • Rebecca McDonald

    08/02/2020 01:28 PM

    My heart is broken over the passing of Herman Cain. He was an outstanding, intelligent, conservative man whom I greatly supported in 2012. His presence in America will be greatly missed.

  • Joseph Edward Sizemore

    08/02/2020 01:18 PM

    I am sad to hear of NR. Cane’s passing. He was a true America and good man! He will be missed!

  • Kay Angel

    08/02/2020 12:59 PM


  • Mrs. Vicki Thomas

    08/02/2020 12:53 PM

    God this virus is brutal. Herman Cain was truly a kind, and caring man. Lord be with the family and comfort his family and friends. In Jesus Name Amen

  • Catherine Berkos

    08/02/2020 12:40 PM

    You will be missed. God protect your family's life too

  • Beverly Willingham

    08/02/2020 08:04 AM

    Loss of one great man!

  • Cilia Vidal

    08/01/2020 07:51 AM

    This man was someone that should be emulated by not only the young but everyone. Hard worker and loved his country. Two things that everyone should strive to achieve.

  • Diana Pohn

    08/01/2020 01:41 AM

    I am so sadden to learn of Herman Cain's passing. He was an amazing man who was a shining example to everyone in the world of not only what you can accomplish, but how to give back and be a good person. A kind man with a genuine smile and a good sense of humor, he was an inspiration to all. I am sad we have lost this fighter here on earth, but maybe hope in Heaven he can do even more good to help our country!

  • Lois Fruhbeis

    08/01/2020 01:38 AM

    Saddened by the news of Mr Cain passing. Loved to listen to him when on Fox .. a great American who loved his will be missed by so so many.
    RIP and thank you for all you’ve done .

  • Kent Pike

    07/31/2020 10:52 PM

    Would have loved to had seen you run together!

  • Patricia Meyer

    07/31/2020 08:18 PM

    A wonderful man in so very many peoples eyes. He will be missed. Wished he did get elected so the world saw a true, refined, intelligent, godly man who cared for his Nation. If he was , the USA would not look as it does today. RIP SIR!

  • Betty Beckett

    07/31/2020 05:15 PM

    Love Mr Cain. He has a tremendous life story that lifts my heart and he loves America. Will miss him.

  • Norma McCraw

    07/31/2020 03:44 PM

    I loved listening to Mr. Cain on the radio. He was a man of great honor, and I respected him very much. Please know that my husband and I are praying for his loved ones, as they go through the grieving from this good man’s death.
    Thank You, Herman Cain for all the good you showed all of us.

  • Mike Grayson

    07/31/2020 10:20 AM

    God tells us that our days are numbered before the first one begins. “Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.” Psalm 139:16.

    Herman is standing before the Lord and we have lost a great champion and warrior for Christ. It’s a reminder of how short our time on earth is and how God is ultimately in control of everything. All of us would do well to openly show our love for Christ as Herman did. He will be missed.

  • Poasa Fa’aita

    07/31/2020 10:13 AM

    Herman Cain was a good and patriotic American. I admired his conservative views and love for his country. America has lost another great believer of the Constitution and the American experience! Condolences to the Cain family.????