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:
And as the cheers in the theater proved, it was excellent. Everyone in America needs to see this film. This past Saturday night, my wife Gloria and I were honored to accompany Dinesh D'Souza and his wife to a special screening of his film, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, as a ... continue reading
Getting ready to govern. One of the reasons I’ve been favorably inclined toward Donald Trump’s candidacy right from the start is that he saw something I saw when I ran four years ago. America needs a president who understands executive decision-making. When I was a candidate, I met with Donald Trump ... continue reading
Signals. I'm sure a determined Trump critic, or even just a committed cynic, might scoff at one of the biggest promises Donald Trump made last night - that on January 20, 2017, safety will be restored. How can one man restore safety in a single day? Let me remind you of something from history. In 1979, the ... continue reading
Words matter. I do not personally know Governor Mike Pence, as most people outside of Indiana may not know much about him. But when he gave his speech to accept Donald Trump's invitation to be his running mate, I was impressed! Pence's speech had strong themes about declaring war on radical Islamic terrorism ... continue reading
Look what's happening now without it. When I ran for president, I summed up my thinking on foreign policy with the term “peace through strength with clarity.” To help demonstrate what this meant, we created a map that clearly labeled certain nations. Britain was a friend. Russia was a rival. Various ... continue reading
Yuuuuuuuuge. In case you missed it, Donald Trump was my guest during the 11 a.m. hour of The Herman Cain Show this morning. We'll have the audio posted later on today but I want you to know the high points of the discussion we had. He started by emphasizing that he received more votes during the primary season ... continue reading
You can do it . . . if your last name is Clinton. Mark Kaye is my Cox Media Group colleague out of Jacksonville, and he is hilarious every day. But never more so than on this video, which captures the essence of Hillary Clinton and that guy she's married to if anything ever did: The thing that's most astonishing ... continue reading
Put down the Fool-Aid and think. I know many of you are going to vote for Hillary Clinton for president, because she is a woman. That's a shallow gender-biased reason but that's your choice. Some of you are going to vote for Hillary because she is the presumptive Democrat nominee. You have voted Democrat all ... continue reading
Don't follow media narratives designed to divide us. Tragedies happen all the time, but the tragedies last week left so many of us asking more questions than there are answers. In Louisiana, a black man was killed by white police officers while being subdued on the ground. In Minnesota, a black man was killed by ... continue reading
. . . our fearless leaders have no interest in going to get them. A new study shows that the United States has more energy reserves than Saudi Arabia or Russia. Most of it is still in the ground, but if we would bother to extract it, we would be truly energy-independent for the first time in our history. The ... continue reading
A listener and a leader. There is no doubt Donald Trump will decide on his running mate without trying to appease a particular political faction. There is also no doubt that he is considering several great alternatives as speculation continues to grow, and that he is listening to some of his most trusted advisors ... continue reading
Calm returns, as it always does. The day after British voters decided to leave the European Union, we were barraged with media stories about how the sky was falling. And nowhere did they turn to support their case more so than the plunging financial markets. The drop in the markets surprised no one. Markets have ... continue reading
It was fun, too! At least for us. In a sea of news negativity, people need to find things to laugh about. Life is not over because of a tragedy, it happens to all of us. Mourn, recover and go on. So here are some suggestions Ashley found that we used on the radio show - things we, our listeners and each ... continue reading
And RNC delegates don't need to do the dirty work of him and others like him. The well known conservative writer and TV commentator George Will has finally crossed the line of reason. He's leaving the Republican Party because of Donald Trump. It gets worse! In a recent speech, he actually hoped that Hillary ... continue reading
Which is why the elite don't see what the problem is. To listen to the howling and wailing from the political and media elites, you’d think the British people were forcing their government to close all the hospitals and burn all the schools down. The reaction to Britain’s exit from the European Union ... continue reading
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