This is a couple weeks old, but I didn’t notice it at the time. Herman Cain sold his email list to a company pushing the idea that we are on the verge of an impending apocalypse and selling them survival supplies on the basis of that fear-mongering.
A mailing that went out to 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain’s email list Tuesday said that President Obama is secretly leading the United States toward the apocalypse.
The email was a sponsored message from Nathan Shepard, who identifies himself on his website as a “Bible scholar” who “decided that he must become a survival expert, train and prepare for the worst disaster in human history.”
Shepard says that the United States is actually Babylon in the Book of Revelation, and “the end times” the prophets foretold will come for America in January 2017. He says America will be destroyed by Vladimir Putin’s Russia in World War III.
This kind of bullshit is catnip to the kind of people who get on Herman Cain’s mailing list, like every other mailing list developed by right-wing politicians and candidates. Indeed, that is probably the primary reason why hopeless candidates like Cain run for office in the first place, just to build up a mailing list that can be sold to companies like Newsmax, which use them to push all manner of scams and frauds (that and because it raises their visibility and thus their speaking fees).