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:
Prescience. Rob already treated us this morning to the must-see video of Chris Matthews excoriated Mitt Romney in 2012 for suggesting that Russia could be a problem. That is good TV. But there was an even wiser Republican sage who foresaw as early as 2008 that Vladimir Putin might take Barack Obama's weakness as ... continue reading
Up here, it's hard to see yourself as the center of the universe. Someone needs to take the Democrats for a ride. I flew on the Concorde supersonic jet one time, before it was discontinued as a commercial airline jet. The ride was both exhilarating and scary. Flying faster than the speed of sound seemed pretty ... continue reading
Because the teachers' unions are his masters. New York City had plenty of warning that it was electing, in Bill de Blasio, a doctrinaire liberal whose first loyalty would always be to liberal interest groups like teachers’ unions. Maybe they didn’t understand that meant he would come against the ... continue reading
Shameless. The Obama Administration and other Democrats in Congress are embarrassing this nation with their lies, deception and political spin. This is not about being a Republican or Democrat, or a conservative or liberal. This is not about being black or white or non-white. This is about being a citizen of the ... continue reading
Gary Peters: Abuser of power. You already know that Democrats are trying to use the Internal Revenue Service to silence their political adversaries. Now Democrats are trying to use the Federal Communications Commission to do the exact same thing. On Thursday, a law firm representing the Senate campaign of U.S. ... continue reading
Yes, the election of a black man was a historic triumph for the struggle. But we do ourselves no honor when we cover up for the disaster of his policies. After watching the movie "The Butler" staring Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey, I have a better understanding of why some people are reluctant to let go of the ... continue reading
Prescience. In 1965, Paul Harvey did a broadcast titled, "If I Were the Devil." In this amazing broadcast, he spelled out what he would do if he were the devil and his goal was to bring down the United States of America. When you go back and listen to this broadcast, then consider what's happened in the 49 years ... continue reading
Rampage. The Obama administration and the Democrats are on an unconstitutional, intimidation, deception rampage! It isn't slight either. It's an arrogant in-your-face rampage while too many gullible people take it with applause and a smile, and some even try to defend it. I am not saying that Republicans as a ... continue reading
What if they had given up? It is coincidental that I was inspired to write a commentary about not giving up on Presidents Day, which remembers George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. If either of them had given up during the toughest times of their presidencies, then we would not be here today. And where we are, ... continue reading
Chilling. The more we study the recent actions of the Internal Revenue Service, the more horrifying it becomes. The IRS is on a crusade to silence tax-exempt 501c(3) organizations that engage in political activism of just about any kind. And the latest twist is that the IRS is going to go back in time and ... continue reading
Doing nothing is a trap, but we can't let it become amnesty. I foresee a firestorm coming among conservatives in response to efforts by Capitol Hill Republicans to pass immigration reform. And while I share the concern of those who fear an amnesty sell-out for political purposes, I think we need to be smart about ... continue reading
Reminder: We are not their subjects. Catherine Engelbrecht is a hero in this country, although the federal government probably doesn’t think so and I doubt she’ll be getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom draped around her by Barack Obama. But that’s exactly why she’s a hero – ... continue reading
Will it really be that bad? I made it into work! But then, my office and studio are only a couple blocks from my house and I don't have to go anywhere near the freeway or downtown Atlanta. The same obviously can't be said for millions of others in this region, which why is Gov. Nathan Deal and other officials ... continue reading
The humanity! The first thing you need to know about this essay by Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt is that it was published by Politico, which is sort of like making the roster of the prison football team. Even the worst media outlet on Earth needs material from somewhere, so . . . congratulations? But it gets better. A ... continue reading
Intertwined. Black history is American history, and American history is Black history. They are inseparable. They are intertwined. Imagine no slavery in America's history. I'm not saying it was right. It was morally wrong to allow one man to enslave another man. Black people picked the cotton before the advent ... continue reading
Economy on fumes. Jay Pelosky, who serves as principal of J2Z Advisory LLC, a global asset-allocation and portfolio-strategy consultancy, wrote in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that the outlook for global growth in 2014 could be very troubling. His rationale is multifaceted, but part of it concerns ... continue reading