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:
Everything that ever happens is not a reason for a race war, and we need to stop acting like it is. My friend Dr. Alveda King was on Fox News last week invoking the words of her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King: “Either we live together as brothers or we die together as fools.” That seemed more important ... continue reading
And it's not going to work this time. The nasty, deceitful and wrongful name calling of Donald Trump to try to stop him has reached a new low. Democrats, liberal media types and the Clinton campaign are all desperate to distract from the substance of what Trump is talking about, because Hillary has no ... continue reading
If the media will permit a return to the actual substantive issues. I’m not saying Donald Trump is Ronald Reagan’s clone, but I am wondering how the conservative intellectuals who insist Trump is “not a conservative” can keep saying that with a straight face. Especially so after ... continue reading
The Democrats have no rules, but there's always a way. My buddy and Cox colleague Mark Kaye asks an interesting question: What if Hillary's health forces her to quit the race? What do the Democrats do? Oh sure, they could just stick Tim Kaine at the top of the ticket so he can run the country and explain the ... continue reading
And how to make sure it continues. The Democrats are sending out panicked e-mails these days. Those are fun to read. They’re in a panic because they’re afraid the horrible candidate they’ve nominated is in the process of blowing it again – just as she blew her “inevitable” ... continue reading
How they're hiding the real issues everyone should be talking about. I know we have documented some of the Democrat denials, distractions and lies before, but the list just keeps on growing. Sadly, many Democrat supporters just look the other way, and it's not toward Republicans. I also know we have pointed ... continue reading
Beyond redemption. Let me lay out some things you need if you want to see jobs created: It has to be in the employers’ best interests to hire more people. The cost of the labor has to line up with the benefit employers will receive from it. There has to be consumer demand to justify the increased ... continue reading
The case can't be made much more clearly than this. I have so enjoyed spending time these past few days with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. The more I talk to this man, the more convinced I become that Donald Trump made an outstanding choice in making him his running mate. After the rally on Monday night in Atlanta, ... continue reading
. . . and here's what he said. I was honored beyond words last night to have been asked to introduce Gov. Mike Pence when he visited Atlanta last night. And while he made a lot of great points in his speech last night - all of which you can see below - I thought he may have summed it up best when he simply ... continue reading
Hillary's whole plan. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has resorted to S.I.N. on steroids! What’s that, you ask? Shift the subject. Ignore the facts. Name call. Hillary does not want to answer questions about the Clinton Foundation, the e-mail scandal, Benghazi, the economy or ObamaCare, so ... continue reading
Free up the money to go to charities who actually do what they say they do. Whenever the Clintons find their corruption exposed, you can always count on their cronies taking to the nation’s talk shows and making, er, creative arguments in their defense. That has never been more true than this past week, ... continue reading
Or anybody. One of the favorite tactics of Democrats is to demand to be allowed to do something, and then, once they’ve done it and it didn’t work, pretend they never got to do it and insist the solution is to do the dumb thing they already did. Remember the conversation in 2008 between then-Sen. ... continue reading
Good leaders recognize when changing circumstances call for action. I always find it amusing when the political media try to analyze why changes are made to a candidate’s campaign structure. The storylines are always predictable: It’s a “shakeup” in response to “bad poll ... continue reading
Maybe because they're a bunch of lemons? As I watched reporters last week comparing the Trump economic plan to the Hillary economic plan, which were both offered last week from the same venue on different days, I realized the reporters had no clue they were comparing apples to oranges. First, Trump's proposals ... continue reading
The more you look, the clearer the choice becomes. If I toss a term like "dynamic economic analysis" by you, you could be excused for thinking it sounds like a bunch of esoteric nonsense that college professors would sit around and talk about. But it would do you well to be familiar with it, because it's the ... continue reading
Win anyway. Don't let their nonsense become an excuse for losing. I could feel Donald Trump’s frustration from thousands of miles away. I’d been there. In the course of a campaign for president, you say something that isn’t as clear as it could be. The political class calls statements like this ... continue reading