The man who said “A gold standard is to the moochers and looters in government what sunlight and garlic are to vampires” has passed away…
(by Half Dollar) Herman Cain has passed away.
You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God’s strength and comfort to deal with it.
Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away. He’s entering the presence of the Savior he’s served as an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta for, and preparing for his reward.
Romans 2:6-7 says: “God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.’ To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.” By that measure, we expect the boss is in for some kind of welcome, because all of us who knew him are well aware of how much good he did.
Let me deal with some of the particulars of the last few weeks. We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight. He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle.
We didn’t release detailed updates on his condition to the public or to the media because neither his family nor we thought there was any reason for that. There were hopeful indicators, including a mere five days ago when doctors told us they thought he would eventually recover, although it wouldn’t be quick. We were relieved to be told that, and passed on the news via Herman’s social media. And yet we also felt real concern about the fact that he never quite seemed to get to the point where the doctors could advance him to the recovery phase.
Herman was 74. Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer. We all prayed so hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home, but we really liked having him here with us, and we held out hope he’d have a full recovery.
In addition to being a GOP Presidential Candidate in the 2016 election, Herman Cain, among many other things, was known as being a gold advocate and an advocate of sound money.
Some Gold Bugs even held out hope that Cain would have been appointed to the Fed, but such was not the case.
None the less, Cain was pretty much spot on when he said this:
A gold standard is to the moochers and looters in government what sunlight and garlic are to vampires.
And to think, he said that back in 2012!
Here’s the question: Has the mooching and the looting gotten better over the last 8 years, or worse?
Follow-up question: Does that make gold even more shiny and garlicy to the vampires today?