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:
Compare and contrast. Now that the Republican and Democrat National Conventions are over, and the media are consumed with political noise and manipulated polls, it's time to focus on the big differences between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The ... continue reading
We don't need Justices who share her attitude toward the law. You probably didn’t hear much about it because all the media wanted to talk about was bad hombres and Donald Trump “not accepting the result” of the election, whatever that means. But during the third and final debate last week, ... continue reading
Familiar patterns of deception. This all feels so familiar. I’ve gotten over it, but I’ll never forget it. It was November 2011, and I was leading the polls in the Republican nomination race. My 9-9-9 tax play was attracting national attention and interest in my candidacy was as its height. Then came ... continue reading
Because the stakes haven't changed in this election. There are some pretty ugly rumors about what might be coming next from Donald Trump’s enemies. We hear there may be more salacious accusations. We hear someone may have more awful tapes. And yes, the one released last weekend was awful. He said awful ... continue reading
No. I've experienced first-hand how racial tension is conquered. Here's how you really do it. So I see that a high school in Oregon thinks it's a good idea to make students take a survey about "white privilege." It asks them if they would agree to statements like "I can be in the company of people of my race most ... continue reading
But Obama wants to do it anyway, and where do you suppose he wants to get the money? You can have one guess. A few days ago, we talked about the continued disaster that is ObamaCare. But I thought it would be worth taking a close look at one specific aspect of this disaster, because if President Obama gets his ... continue reading
So treat every second of it like a gift from God. Ten years ago I had cancer. After colon and liver surgery, and chemotherapy, I'm still here! That's God! God may not do the same for everybody, but if it is his plan, you just might have an extended minute. On the way to the airport, my friend Joel told me about ... continue reading
It's awful for you, but they're getting what they've been after all along. Many voters don't remember the failed predecessor of ObamaCare. It was called HillaryCare in the early 1990s. Hillary Clinton was an unelected, non-official put in charge of a commission to design a plan to hijack the U.S. health care ... continue reading
These predators may be the worst criminals in our society, and no one is standing up to them. Black-on-black crime statistics in some cities are staggering, and many prominent black voices just don't talk about them. Worse yet, they offer no real solutions to address the problems. Prominent white voices tread ... continue reading
Everything that ever happens is not a reason for a race war, and we need to stop acting like it is. My friend Dr. Alveda King was on Fox News last week invoking the words of her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King: “Either we live together as brothers or we die together as fools.” That seemed more important ... continue reading
And it's not going to work this time. The nasty, deceitful and wrongful name calling of Donald Trump to try to stop him has reached a new low. Democrats, liberal media types and the Clinton campaign are all desperate to distract from the substance of what Trump is talking about, because Hillary has no ... continue reading
If the media will permit a return to the actual substantive issues. I’m not saying Donald Trump is Ronald Reagan’s clone, but I am wondering how the conservative intellectuals who insist Trump is “not a conservative” can keep saying that with a straight face. Especially so after ... continue reading
The Democrats have no rules, but there's always a way. My buddy and Cox colleague Mark Kaye asks an interesting question: What if Hillary's health forces her to quit the race? What do the Democrats do? Oh sure, they could just stick Tim Kaine at the top of the ticket so he can run the country and explain the ... continue reading
And how to make sure it continues. The Democrats are sending out panicked e-mails these days. Those are fun to read. They’re in a panic because they’re afraid the horrible candidate they’ve nominated is in the process of blowing it again – just as she blew her “inevitable” ... continue reading
How they're hiding the real issues everyone should be talking about. I know we have documented some of the Democrat denials, distractions and lies before, but the list just keeps on growing. Sadly, many Democrat supporters just look the other way, and it's not toward Republicans. I also know we have pointed ... continue reading
Beyond redemption. Let me lay out some things you need if you want to see jobs created: It has to be in the employers’ best interests to hire more people. The cost of the labor has to line up with the benefit employers will receive from it. There has to be consumer demand to justify the increased ... continue reading