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:
Second thoughts. Boom! Liberals and the mainstream media just had a conniption fit because Donald Trump changed his mind. He did so for good reason. It would be inappropriate to debate the soon-to-be second-place finisher in the race for the Democrat presidential nomination. But Bernie Sanders and the ... continue reading
And he'll approach the race against Hillary in the same way. It may not be officially official until the Republican convention in July, but Donald Trump last week passed the 1,237-pledged delegate mark, essentially making him the Republican nominee for president. To get a sense of just how extraordinary this is, ... continue reading
However much you may not like the choices, silencing your own voice is by far the worst thing you can do. As disgruntled Republican voters and disappointed Democrat voters languish over a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, some of them are saying it’s voting for the lesser of two evils, or, ... continue reading
It's hard to pick one, but we think we've got it. Now that Hillary Clinton has declared herself the winner of the Democrat nomination for president before it is officially over, let's recap some of her most defining moments of what she would do as president (I pray not!) . . . in her own words: Dan and ... continue reading
Same tactics the liberal MSM used against me. It was the most predictable thing, and for me, a very familiar thing as well. The New York Times, which might as well be the official newsletter of the Democrat Party and the Hillary campaign, goes around and interviews every woman it can find who’s ever had ... continue reading
Anyone who thinks this race can't be won is vastly overestimating our opponent. Here’s something that barely made the headlines: In last week’s West Virginia primary, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton. That’s because it’s hardly news anymore when Bernie Sanders defeats Hillary ... continue reading
Some legacy. The collective public has a short political memory. But let there be controversy over which bathroom a person should use based on the sexual identity they were born with, the rights of a bakery not to make a cake against their religious beliefs, or which energy sources are best for mankind, ... continue reading
Distractions everywhere, much to Hillary's delight. I suggested on Wednesday, when the departure of Ted Cruz and John Kasich from the race made Donald Trump the presumptive nominee, that people who were disappointed in the results take a deep breath and think rationally about the right step to take in light of ... continue reading
And only he can lead the discussion. Less than a week after the Indiana primary and the end of the Ted Cruz and John Kasich candidacies, emotions are still raw, and there are still a lot of high-profile conservatives vowing they will never vote for Donald Trump. Some of this is sour grapes. Some of it is the ... continue reading
You'll hear that he's "raising taxes," but for most of us, he's lowering them. I've been perusing Donald Trump's proposed changes to the federal tax code, and if you measure the proposal strictly by comparing it with the status quo, it's no contest. Trump's plan wins by several lengths of the galaxy. Of course, ... continue reading
Purity. I saw an interesting comment on my Facebook page yesterday. It came from a reader who clearly considers himself a "true conservative" and had to do with the idea of expanding the Republican tent to let more people in. He said he'd be happy to have more people in the tent, provided they all believe in ... continue reading
Let's do it. Donald Trump will be the official Republican presidential nominee. Kudos to Donald Trump because he defied conventional political wisdom and a barrage of negative attacks and he still won. The voice of the people is being heard! Kudos to Ted Cruz because it starts the healing process for the ... continue reading
Because you wouldn't know it some days. No one has to explain to me about the rough-and-tumble nature of presidential primary races. I know a little something about this. They’re hard-fought because everyone wants to win, and while it’s usually not personal, no one is taking any prisoners because ... continue reading
If you really want to keep Hillary out of the White House, get behind Trump now - and get over your egos. Every time I say something like this, people say I "endorsed Donald Trump." To this day I have never "endorsed" anybody, but I do know how to recognize reality when I see it. And after last night's five-state ... continue reading
Solar eclipse. There are a lot of things liberals get wrong about business, but here are three important ones: Businesses who do what liberals like but consumers don’t want will do fine if only taxpayers subsidize them long enough to allow demand for their services to “mature.” Businesses would ... continue reading
Stop running from yourself. Learn to like who you really are, and live. I’m starting to think the growing absurdity in our nation’s culture can be explained by a simple but troubling fact: Far too many people just don’t like who they are. They don’t like their identities. Take Bruce ... continue reading