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:
If people actually like it, tax it out of existence. You have often heard conservatives talk about how ObamaCare has made health insurance in this country worse, and that’s true. But did you know that in the case of many people, that was the idea? It will not take effect until 2018, but one of the least ... continue reading
Life is but a minute. When I heard the news late yesterday afternoon about the death of actor and humorist Robin Williams, I was as surprised as most people. My first thought was that the world has lost another great and inspiring personality, and I prayed that his family would be comforted during this time of ... continue reading
I pity the students being brainwashed with this hogwash... I've got more than something to say about this... Robert Reich is a hypocrite. Period! Watch: Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Government has tried and failed to set wages in the past. Mr. Reich relies on erroneous data to prop up his ... continue reading
No one likes it, but getting the real facts empowers you to work on the right solutions. There seems to be no good news in the news! Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright appropriately described the world "a mess" when you consider the situations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel/Gaza, Syria, Russia and ... continue reading
The solution is to replace the tax code, not to beat up businesses for responding to it rationally. Rarely do politicians display more nerve than when they complain about people “gaming the system.” Why? Because these very same complaining politicians are the ones who designed the system and refuse to ... continue reading
The Russians are good, but they can't beat these. In case you hadn't heard, Russian hackers have managed to steal the passwords and other crucial data of more than 1.2 billion people from the Internet. Apparently a lot of Russians were very well trained in computer technology, but there aren't enough jobs for ... continue reading
Some principles apply everywhere. Like these. I spoke on Monday at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which was a great event designed in part to help African business owners gain insight on how to succeed at their various endeavors. With all the success the U.S. economy has historically had, African business ... continue reading
Don't panic. The second of two Americans found to have contracted the ebola virus is on a plane from Maine, on his way here to Atlanta. When he gets here, he will be treated at the Center for Disease Control at Emory University. As you surely know, I don't have a lot of confidence in many folks in the U.S. ... continue reading
Let them know we're paying attention, all across the country. This year’s fall congressional elections are going to be some of the most negative, false and nasty races in our history. Why? Because the Democrats have nothing positive to run on. The nation is a mess! And the Democrats have been in control of ... continue reading
Basically, the way we do it now. Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: It doesn’t bother me that I did not become president of the United States after trying to do so. I’m having the best time of my life hosting my radio show, running this web site, speaking at events across the ... continue reading
Rally the base. Raise cash. You'd think the last thing any president would do is to constantly bring up his own name in connection with the idea of impeachment. It's not exactly a positive association. But why would that matter to President Persecution Complex? We're way past the point where anyone believed he ... continue reading
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