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:
No matter what they try to tell you. Political media are always obsessed with the so-called inside baseball of what goes on behind the scenes in campaigns. And while they often have no idea what's really going on, or why, that won't stop them from engaging in baseless speculation and trying to convince you they ... continue reading
That seems rather obvious, but for Hillary and other logic-challenged people, I will be happy to explain. I'm accustomed to liberals and Democrats approaching issues by shifting the subject, ignoring the facts, and name-calling anyone who disagrees with them. It’s S.I.N.! But Hillary Clinton is now ... continue reading
Passion speaks for the heart. You might have heard that President Obama went on a rant last week in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting. He was furious! He really let it all hang out. Now having read that far, one might assume that Obama’s rage was directed at Omar Mateen, the man who murdered 49 people ... continue reading
Let me 'splain racism to you, because I'm not sure some people know what it is. Yesterday was a good day for me, and for a lot of other people in Atlanta who had the opportunity to attend a rally for Donald Trump here at our Fox Theater. It was especially good for me, because I was asked to introduce the ... continue reading
Let's talk about what racism really is, and why this guy's charge is so completely absurd. Mitt Romney's latest attempt to discourage people from supporting Donald Trump is to say he will inspire "trickle-down racism." It's a catchy soundbite, but it's not true. And! I didn't want to do this, but now I feel ... continue reading
The real numbers, that is. “By almost every economic measure — every economic measure, America is better off when I — better off than when I came here. That is the truth. That’s true.” - President Obama June 1, 2016 That's not the first time President Obama has made that ... continue reading
Relax. If one theme is constant among conservative #NeverTrumpers, it’s that Donald Trump is not really a conservative. People cite his past support for things like single-payer health care and abortion rights, as well as his fondness for eminent domain – which he’s used to his advantage as a ... continue reading
Solving America's problems requires us to start at the start. The late Jack Kemp, the Republicans' vice presidential nominee with Bob Dole in 1996, would often use the phrase "Tabula Rasa" as a way of saying we needed to start over with a blank sheet of paper to analyze and determine a solution to a problem. ... continue reading
My vote for Trump will be an enthusiastic one. Here's why yours should be too. Even though Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, he had to overcome some strong head winds to get there. Such as? Defying the wishes of liberals Defying the wishes of the #NeverTrump crowd Defying the ... continue reading
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