Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur and his mother was a domestic worker. Thanks to the lessons his parents instilled in him, Herman went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Morehouse College and a Master's in computer science from Purdue University.
Herman has more than 40 years' experience in the private sector, where he balanced budgets, created jobs and rescued failing companies. He served as an analyst for Coca-Cola, an executive at Pillsbury, a regional Vice President with Burger King and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. During his time at Godfather's, he brought the company from near bankruptcy to profitability in just 14 months. Herman's record as "turnaround artist" led to his rise as President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, which employs more than 14 million people. Additionally, he's been on the boards of directors for several multi-national corporations, including Nabisco, AGCO, Hallmark Cards, Whirlpool, SuperValu, Acquila and Reader's Digest.
Herman also served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and as a supervisory mathematician for the Department of the Navy, where he developed ballistics and fire control systems for the armed forces.
Herman has been married to his wife, Gloria, for 44 years, and they have two children and four grandchildren. He also serves as an Associate Minister at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta.
Articles by Herman Cain:
Big picture. We got a lot of attention last week with a piece about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's revelation that, at a recent meeting, President Obama had threatened the nation's governors that "you'll hear from me" if they criticized him about federal spending. The whole conversation was in the context of National ... continue reading
Nice try. Economic news tends to be confusing no matter where you get it from, but you really want to avoid getting from the Associated Press – and all the more so from local and regional newspapers who pick up AP stories and then put their own spins on the headlines. You end up, as we did in Atlanta this ... continue reading
The political class is a mess, but a lot of young people get it. And that's what we need. Next week I will have the honor of joining conservative leaders like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Newt Gingrich, Dr. Walter Williams, Catherine Engelbrecht and many others in addressing the National Conservative Student Conference ... continue reading
Heritage Foundation study has the numbers to prove it. There is a school of thought among conservatives that we would all be better off ignoring social issues and focusing on economic issues, because that's what matters to the public and that's how Republicans can start winning elections again. But there is a ... continue reading
Congratulations David Perdue . . . and Georgia voters, for seeing past the lies! As you know if you’ve been reading this site or listening to my radio show, I supported businessman David Perdue in his quest for the Georgia U.S. Senate nomination, particularly in his runoff battle against Jack Kingston on ... continue reading
Those looking to silence us have good reason to be terrified. We talked on the radio show yesterday about what happened at the NAACP convention when two representatives of the conservative group Freedom Works set up a booth. The presence of two black conservatives at the NAACP is a welcome, if still woefully ... continue reading
Not everyone wants the truth, but we just need enough of us to wake up. The Founders of this nation had to use bombs, bullets and bayonets to secure the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Today, we must use our brains, ballots and "boots on the ground" to maintain those rights. The ... continue reading
Nonsense. Jack Kingston is at it again – making nonsense claims against David Perdue as we approach the run-off between the two of them for the Republican nomination in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race. Now look: I support David Perdue for a whole host of reasons – his business experience, his ... continue reading
A righteous rant by guest host Erick Erickson. While I was traveling today, my friend Erick Erickson of RedState guest-hosted my show, which meant I had the unusual pleasure of being a listener to the Herman Cain Show. And boy, was it a pleasure! Erick really gave us a stunning look at a widespread practice of ... continue reading
Don't confuse the pre-struggle with the post-struggle. The Civil Rights Act (CRA) of 1964 was signed into law on July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Its anniversary has been nearly forgotten in the midst of the plethora of crises, cover-ups and corruption investigations. But we will not forget! It took ... continue reading
And the worst part is: It's not the first time. I told you on the radio Friday that the National Institutes for Health had spent nearly $500,000 on a study to see if getting mothers to dance with their daughters could help reduce obesity. I even offered to help the federal government out by recording a promo ... continue reading
Facts are stubborn things. I guess you have to give President Obama this: No fact will throw him off of his talking points. If you're impressed by politicians who know how to "stay on message," then I guess Obama is your kind of guy. I prefer people who do their jobs well to those who don't but continue to insist ... continue reading
Dinesh D'Souza lays it out. I’ve been inspired by Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, America: Imagine the World Without Her, to recognize something about the current state of affairs. As Dinesh makes clear, we are in a new war in this nation. It is not a war triggered by a shot heard round the world or ... continue reading
Shameless. When Charles Schumer says something, you can be pretty sure it will be shamelessly partisan, and it’s not usually hard to detect a thinly veiled threat in there somewhere. So no one should be surprised by the statement he made the other day concerning immigration reform. According to Schumer, ... continue reading
Petulance. Poor President Obama! Everyone is so mean to him! Please. Obama's recent rant in Minneapolis - at what was supposed to be some sort of family picnic - was quite the classic for him. On and on he went, justifying his use of executive orders to do things for which the Constitution requires him to seek ... continue reading
Control of the Senate is Priority 1 in November. On the one hand, I'm thrilled that Hobby Lobby won its case before the Supreme Court, which correctly affirmed that people of faith don't give up their right to live according to their beliefs because they own a corporation. And I want to make sure people ... continue reading