Who saw this coming? In one of the more ghoulish moments of 2020, two weeks after his death from Covid-19, former Republican presidential nominee Herman Cain was so disturbed about Joe Biden selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate in the upcoming presidential election that sat up in his coffin and started tweeting.
“Just in case you thought Biden’s candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has released a new video.” “#JoeBiden #KamalaHarris”, Cain’s decomposing fingers presumably typed out on the smartphone left in his casket.
Wait. Hold on. No, that tweet wasn’t posted by Cain’s reanimated corpse looking to score political internet points, it was his estate, or better still, the person he trusted to manage his Twitter account when he was alive, who chose to abuse that trust.
The tweet wasn’t well received on Twitter — or maybe it was — as nearly everyone found humor in Cain’s devotion to mortal politics that even after being flung off this mortal coil he couldn’t stop himself from getting in on the circus. Cue comedian Sarah Cooper, who became popular for her Trump parodies:
“So, let me get this straight. You think the Biden candidacy is going to be nuts and you’re saying this FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE SINCE YOU DIED TWO WEEKS AGO,”
So, let me get this straight. You think the Biden candidacy is going to be nuts and you're saying this FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE SINCE YOU DIED TWO WEEKS AGO https://t.co/ONCLj6fBxF
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) August 13, 2020
Cain’s daughter, Dr. Melanie Cain Gallo, tried to defend the continued use of her dead father’s Tweeter account, saying they are trying to continue his work under the name “The Cain Gang.”
“We’ve decided here at Cain HQ that we will go on using this platform to share the information and ideas he believed in. He often talked about the site going on once he was ready to step away from it. We had hoped he could enjoy reading it in his retirement, but he made it clear he wanted it to go on.”
Comes off as a bit ghoulish, Melanie, but ok. Ms. Cain Gallo has since re-branded the account “The Cain Gang” and changed the avatar to match.