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Former GOP Candidate Herman Cain, Who Signed COVID Waiver at Tulsa Rally, Dies of COVID-19

We extend our deepest sympathies to the Herman Cain family. He wasn’t an old man, 74 years old, and appeared to be in good health, as he looked good in those pictures of Cain from the Tulsa rally, where he and his family are pictured without masks.

We are going to be hearing a lot about Cain contracting the disease at the Tulsa rally. We should be cautious with such assertions. But we know he signed a waiver saying he wouldn’t sue the Trump campaign if he got COVID and died.

We cannot know with any certainty that Cain contracted the virus at the Tulsa rally, but the timing aligns perfectly. He announced he had the virus a little over a week after the rally, and then, after a month in the hospital, succumbed to the disease.

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That is certainly sad, but no sadder than any of the 150,000 people in this country who have died, many of them were people who could’ve taken precautions but didn’t because this president refused to acknowledge the seriousness of the disease and believes he needs the economy open without any of the precautions needed.

Perhaps, just perhaps, this death will allow others to survive by convincing them that it is serious and that even though masks can make breathing tough, death makes it even tougher.

Then again, it doesn’t seem like the GOP is off to a good start. No word in Kevin McCarthy’s tweet about wearing masks:

And, of course, you will be shocked to find out that the White House’s first press release (if we can call a Kayleigh McEnany tweet a press release, and we can) has nothing in it about COVID, Tulsa, masks, or rallies:

Rest in peace to a black Republican leader – rare type – and we are a little bitter because none of this needed to happen. Wear a mask when around others and stay six feet apart. For god sake, don’t attend a large gathering like a “rally” where others don’t wear masks.

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Peace, y’all
Jason
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Jason Miciak is an attorney, author, political analyst and writer originally from Canada, with dual citizenship, living with his wife and daughter in southern Mississippi. He has an B.S. in Biology and a Minor in American History from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from the University of California. He does as little law as he can get away with while now doing full time writing for Political Flare. He also enjoys gardening, fishing, casual reading in science and dogs.

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