Herman Cain

Herman Cain

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:

Operation Choke Point: Obama's harassment of legal businesses comes under scrutiny

Weaponizing government. It's long overdue, but a horrendously abusive initiative of the Obama Administration is finally getting the scrutiny it deserves. If you haven't heard of Operation Choke Point, you need to start paying attention. Here's how it works: Initiating by the Justice Department in 2013, Operation ... continue reading

Why Ted Cruz has a shot (and what will make it tough for him)

It's go time! Ted Cruz is in! He made the announcement just a little while ago at Liberty University. I will give my assessment of each candidate as they become official, because that's when you know they are serious and not just floating a trial balloon. An official announcement means they have committed some ... continue reading

Solutions for a better America

Keep it alive. All of America's woes start with poor national economic policy. Poor economic policy starts with taxes being too high and too many regulations. It's that simple in theory, but very difficult to reverse due to legislative and political, complexities. Reducing taxes and halting regulations that ... continue reading

Netanyahu never flip-flopped on the Palestinian state

He simply recognized reality, which might be why it bothered Obama so much. The American left, of which the news media is a wholly-owned subsidiary, is having a nationwide hissy fit over the decision of Israeli voters to re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. This was not what Barack Obama wished! He ... continue reading

Sorry, Obama! Netanyahu declares victory in Israeli election

A real leader. What a concept. Too bad we don't have one of those. It was close, but if things stand as they look right now, Benjamin Netanyahu will be proven correct in his declaration of victory. The Israeli electoral system is complicated – with a lot of different parties often needing to form coalitions ... continue reading

Bad news is good news to the media

But the rest of us don't have to play by those rules. When there is no new bad news to report to the public, the media considers it a slow news day or week. That's when they resort to stretching old stories out with more and more uninteresting details. If they get lucky, they might hit upon a new important piece ... continue reading

GOP balanced budget plan is the right fight to pick

But they need to get their act together. When a family household lives within its means, it experiences less stress and family discord. If they should slip into a not-enough-income-versus-debt dilemma for a period of time, then the primary bread winners feel a responsibility to eliminate the family deficit, and ... continue reading

An open letter to Democrat voters and Republican voters

What happens when you dare to think? Just because you vote for Democrats does not mean you are or should vote Democrat for life. Similarly, voting Republican does not make you a Republican for life. Most of us are big-government liberals or small-government conservatives. However, once you leave the Democrat ... continue reading

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter emerges from Obama's star chamber, falls in line

What he meant to say was . . . When he accepted the job as Barack Obama's Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter must have been under the impression that he was expected to not only pursue rational policies in support of America's national security and interests around the world, but also speak honestly about them. ... continue reading

Does anyone tell Obama the whole story on employment?

Sure doesn't sound like it. If you’re a member of the Obama Administration or a supporter of same, you were probably pretty excited yesterday when the Labor Department announced that 295,000 jobs were added to the nation’s payrolls in February. That’s just barely above replacement levels ... continue reading

Maybe racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger doesn't need to be on the $20 bill

Stop having all those black babies, Planned Parenthood's founder demanded. There's a group called Women on 20s that wants Andrew Jackson ousted from the $20 bill and replaced with a woman. I don't feel strongly one way or the other about Andrew Jackson or, for that matter, about whose face is on my money. The ... continue reading

Netanyahu's speech: Compelling, constructive and clear

Unlike a certain guy who didn't bother to watch the speech. Americans who watched Benjamin Netayahu's address to Congress yesterday got a clear and compelling heads-up about the real situation concerning Iran and its never-ending quest to develop nuclear weapons. And they got it from someone who has a lot more at ... continue reading

Three no-so-famous black Americans you should know

Heroes. A lot of people received attention during February because it was Black History Month, and many of them were very deserving. But you know how these things go: If you’re an ABC (American Black Conservative) like I am, major media and activists tend to ignore you. That’s OK. ABCs do what we do ... continue reading

I know how things are, but here's why you should be encouraged

Ultimately we the people still wield the power. A request from a caller to my radio show has been on my mind all week. She asked me to give her some encouragement, given all the bad stuff going on in the world, and the problems we have right here at home. Without hesitation I immediately thought of a scripture ... continue reading

When it comes to ISIS, it's time for some Rattlesnake Logic

The difference between ISIS and a Rattlesnake? Not much. Last night I was speaking with a friend of mine, and the topic of ISIS came up.  As you may know, over the course of the last two days, ISIS has abducted at least 150 Christian villagers from Assyrian Christian villages in the northeast region of ... continue reading

Univ. of Wisconsin English prof offers extra credit for attending 'non-partisan' rally against Scott Walker

He's driving them insane, friends. How do you know Scott Walker is absolutely driving liberals up the wall? When they start doing things like this: A University of Wisconsin English professor (not political science . . . English) has offered her students extra credit if they will attend a "non-partisan" rally ... continue reading