Former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain passed away two weeks ago from complications related to the virus.
This made it incredibly surprising when, after Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate, Cain's account tweeted a jab at the Democratic candidates.
Trump has so few black supporters, he won't let Herman Cain go. https://t.co/7OWWjirLMb— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1597340897.0
By the following day, Herman Cain's account, @TheHermanCain, changed its name and profile picture to "The Cain Gang," but not before Twitter collectively lost their minds.
Just in case you thought Biden's candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has rele… https://t.co/KJlnvarxn1— The Cain Gang (@The Cain Gang)1597263484.0
So, let me get this straight. You think the Biden candidacy is going to be nuts and you're saying this FROM BEYOND… https://t.co/98sh1cTUU8— Sarah Cooper (@Sarah Cooper)1597289618.0
Dead and tweeting Herman Cain is the most unexpected twist of 2020 and a lot of shit has gone down. https://t.co/KkkfxfHzta— Mike Birbiglia (@Mike Birbiglia)1597291045.0
Twitter couldn't help but question the nature of the afterlife. Who knew we could tweet from the other side?
I don't know what's worse: That Herman Cain's staff wants us to think he's undead, or that they think people should… https://t.co/pKP0XWkOGs— Amanda Marcotte (@Amanda Marcotte)1597315893.0
@sarahcpr obviously Trump is going to say Cain’s tweet is evidence that hydroxychloroquine, Lysol, and UV light act… https://t.co/WecT5dJHYc— George Conway (@George Conway)1597301219.0
The Trump campaign needs to show black support so badly they are using dead people's Twitter accounts. https://t.co/fpyc8nv5G9— Gregg Housh (@Gregg Housh)1597325140.0
It turns out the announcement of a VP candidate was all it took to raise the dead.
Raising Cain https://t.co/zeSzKJEldD— Jason Kirby (@Jason Kirby)1597318075.0
But more importantly, that is some impressive WiFi https://t.co/nf6c49QefY— Ian Young (@Ian Young)1597326590.0
Many online prayed they'd get even more updates from Cain in the future. Some even created a Twitter account dedicated to the Republican's ghost.
If you think this is tasteless. Wait till you see the marionette they made so he could give an RNC speech https://t.co/DuV5psuHus— Wenzler Powers (@Wenzler Powers)1597289234.0
If Herman Cain doesn’t speak at the DNC, I’m not gonna watch at all.— Katie Halper (@Katie Halper)1597372410.0
What, did you think we don’t get the news on the other side? https://t.co/cPeNFJiDxG— Herman Cain’s Ghost (@Herman Cain’s Ghost)1597292156.0
Herman Cain's account sent out another message letting its followers know it was being run by Cain's supporters posthumously.
This is a timely reminder: The Cain Gang consists of different writers who have their own opinions. We all lean rig… https://t.co/L09G5EMyJK— The Cain Gang (@The Cain Gang)1597348623.0
But Twitter wasn't convinced.
The internet age continues to create new and awkward situations for humankind...even from beyond the grave.