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:
You don't realize how much of it is up to you. This might be a good time to remind people what real happiness requires. A psychologist named William James said one of the greatest discoveries of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude. That is true, but he cannot alter his ... continue reading
I've never been one to go easy on the GOP... Last November, Republicans were supposed to pick up seats in the House and Senate. They didn't. They were supposed to win the presidency, running against President Obama's bad record, and they didn't. The Democrats stick together even when they are wrong. And even when ... continue reading
And we don't have to wait until we hold the White House for that to change. There was an interesting exchange last night between Bill O'Reilly and Karl Rove concerning the state of leadership, or lack thereof, in the Republican Party. To cut to the chase, O'Reilly argued that there essentially is no central ... continue reading
I cannot stop laughing at this woman. Melissa Perry Harris of MSNBC has weighed in again, which means I have my daily dose of entertainment. ObamaCare is now about race, you see. Not the law. The term. Did you know this? The term "ObamaCare" apparently has coded racial implications. Oh my goodness, this woman is ... continue reading
"If you've got a radio show, spread the word on-air." As you wish, Mr. President. During one of his many speeches trying to defend ObamaCare and its problems, President Obama said recently, "We obviously are going to have to remarket and rebrand, and that will be challenging in this political environment." In ... continue reading
The rejection of bitterness. The world has lost a great leader, and a great humanitarian in Nelson Mandela. Many of you recall that Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison in South Africa for opposing apartheid, then emerged to become his country’s first black president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and ... continue reading
The Empowering Patients First Act. Barack Obama doesn't only lie about his illegal alien uncle. He also lies when he stands there time after time and insists Republicans have offered no alternative to ObamaCare. In fact, Republicans have offered many alternatives to ObamaCare, and one of the best comes from ... continue reading
"I've got a better idea, but I haven't heard from you." I guess it's not news that President Obama can stand up and make one statement, then in the very next sentence completely contradict himself. So no one thought it was all that surprising when he stood up yesterday and said the following with respect to the ... continue reading