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:
Trashing the Tenth Amendment. Let's refresh our memories about exactly what the Tenth Amendment says: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. That is not ambiguous. If the Constitution ... continue reading
Higher costs, less care, fewer choices. And lots more federal control. The recent Supreme Court ruling on health insurance subsidies means they upheld the "stupidity of the American people” (as Jonathan Gruber would say, and has), and for the third time the Court stretched the law instead of interpreting ... continue reading
Show us something, GOP. In no way am I willing to excuse the legal illogic that led six of the nine Supreme Court justices to uphold ObamaCare’s clearly illegal subsidy scheme in the King v. Burwell ruling. I can’t say it any better than dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia, who rightly observes that ... continue reading
Studies, rebuttals and basic truth. Something called the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently published a study that claimed nations with the most “economic inequality” showed the slowest rates of growth between 1990 and 2010. The whole purpose of this exercise, of course, ... continue reading
Rip it up, roots and all, and start over. (And this feels kind of familiar too.) I like very much when I see candidates for any office - but especially for the presidency - propose ideas that don't just nudge things a bit in one direction or another, but that actually solve problems. So I really liked when Rand ... continue reading
And now there are 16! At the suggestion of my team, the previously named "Cain's Presidential Checklist" will now be called "Cain's Presidential Ratings". Granted, it is as subjective as any other so-called political analyst out there, but as pointed out by many of my folks, at least I have been in this ... continue reading
Own it. If the Supreme Court rules against the Obama Administration in the King v. Burwell case, what they’ll be deciding is that ObamaCare means what it says – and people are only eligible for federal subsidies to their health premiums if they bought the policies on state-run exchanges. That would ... continue reading
And dying because you refused to get one is much worse. This is not a sexy topic, but it is a life-saving topic. A colonoscopy helped save my life nine years ago! Sharing my story might help save someone you know, or maybe you. In February 2006 I had just landed to give a speech to employees of Whirlpool ... continue reading
We need to celebrate fracking. It's awesome. I was reading this past week about the explosion of oil shale development in the United States, and about how and why it’s driving the recent plunge in oil prices. It’s quite a story. If all you know about fracking is the shrieking you’ve heard from ... continue reading
Some of you are a little confused. Supposedly the following was written by one Lewis Napper, a computer programmer from Mississippi. You never know when things start circulating around the Internet, so I can’t say for sure that the attribution is correct – and I apologize to Mr. Napper for harboring ... continue reading
"She is smart!" I usually leave the Hillary critiques to Dan, because he is paaasionate about reminding people about how unqualified she is to be president of the United States of America. And I agree with him wholeheartedly! But! I could not resist sharing a recent incident that occurred while I was taking a ... continue reading
Go time. Barack Obama wanted the far-left activist Loretta Lynch to be his new attorney general, and despite a Republican Senate majority, he got her. The most prominent argument made on her behalf was that she is a fierce and dogged prosecutor. Well, since she’ll probably be around as long as Obama whether ... continue reading
And now there are 10! As the announced presidential candidates continue to grow in number, it's going to be harder and harder for Main Street folks like us to keep up with the similarities and the differences. This is even more difficult because of the media's uncontrollable impulse to define each candidate based ... continue reading
Callers to my radio show demonstrate the truth is getting through. Some days we get callers to the Herman Cain Radio Show that are not quite connecting all the dots, and are in denial of the failed policies of the Obama Administration. They usually spend their minute on Rapid Fire accusing me of being anti-Obama, ... continue reading
Global warmists busted again. Let’s review the logic we are asked to accept from the we-must-act-now-on-global-warming crowd. They tell us that the science is undeniable in showing global warming is both man-made and running wild, and that only liberal policy ideas like carbon taxes and controls on industry ... continue reading
Not that he would know anything about it. You know me, friends. I get kind of animated sometimes, but I’m not mad. I’m just passionate. But President Obama said something this past week that really got my blood boiling, partly because I know from experience how ignorant and wrong it is and partly ... continue reading