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 wouldn't you know it . . . I've got a book you can buy that will help you do it. The winnowing is really going strong at the moment. In the past couple of weeks, the Republican nomination race has said goodbye to Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina. I can't remember when George Pataki ... continue reading
Missing the point. Republicans say the Federal Reserve has been secretive, ineffective and out of touch with the economic realities of ordinary Americans. This is what Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Fed, had to say recently: "Financial conditions in the United States have recently become less supportive of ... continue reading
Wipeout. Bernie Sanders told his supporters pretty much what you would expect after they gave the nation's first 2016 primary to a socialist: Tonight we served notice to the political and economic establishment of this country, that the American people will not continue to accept a corrupt campaign finance ... continue reading
What's $4 trillion among friends? President Obama put forth his eighth budget this week, and he wants to spend $4.1 trillion in FY 2017. That happens to be $800 billion more than the anticipated receipts or taxes for the fiscal year 2016. Many of the Republicans in the House of Representatives have already said ... continue reading
Greece goes to the EU. Who do we go to? I have some good news and some bad news about our national debt. The bad news is, it has now surpassed nineteen trillion dollars. For those of you that may have forgotten your elementary school math, one trillion is a million million dollars. Nineteen TRILLION! That's ... continue reading
U.S. looks to deploy THADD missiles in South Korea as Norks become increasingly belligerent. Seoul Korea and Washington have agreed to begin talks about deploying the THADD Missile Defense System in South Korea, a defense official told reporters on Sunday. And it's obvious as to why folks. They ... continue reading
Lowest participation rate since Jimmy Carter. It happened again on Friday. Two pieces of news that don’t seem possible to square with one another. On the one hand, the U-3 unemployment rate declined to 4.9 percent, which sounds like wonderful news! On the other hand, the economy only created 151,000 new ... continue reading
And if one of them wins, you're going to pay for it. Do you know that the average monthly income in China is $952 in U.S. dollars? Not too good. But wait, in Cuba it's only $25, which is a pretty big problem when a gallon of gas is almost $5. These are socialist/communist countries. They promise people all kinds ... continue reading
Insanity. Yesterday, while simultaneously reporting on the FBI investigation that threatens to destroy her candidacy, the New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. We all knew they'd do this. They really had no other choice. As the liberal rag of record, ... continue reading
Thud. We’re always told that consistent economic growth will get us out of all our fiscal problems. That’s not true, although it would certainly help. We recently told you that deficit projections for coming years are looking pretty scary, and even those projections depend on some pretty rosy ... continue reading
Virtuosity. This should be fun. I will be doing some live in-person book-signings in the week to come, but my publisher has come up with an interesting idea that will let a lot more of you get involved in a signing as well. On Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern, we're going to do an online book signing for The ... continue reading
Seriously? What next? Michael Bloomberg ponders an independent run for president. Donald Trump has defied conventional campaign logic and has remained at the top of the polls since announcing his candidacy in June 2015. Jeb Bush was the establishment favorite with lots of money behind him and high name ID, but he ... continue reading
And it's needed more than ever in such an important election year. I had a feeling early last year when I started working on my new book, The Right Problems, that it would come at just the right time. And I think it has. What’s been in the news lately concerning the presidential race? Jeb Bush says Donald ... continue reading
Phenomenon. After seven TV interviews and four radio interviews in two days promoting the release of my new book, The Right Problems, I realized that many media people are still trying to understand why Donald Trump is still dominating the Republican presidential race. After all, establishment politicians ... continue reading
And the Trump/Cruz battle. I've been in New York since Monday, having come here for the launch of my new book The Right Problems, and we had a lot of fun doing multiple shows Tuesday on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel. On Fox & Friends First (yes, the really early one!), they gave me a chance to ... continue reading
But not defeated. The Dream didn't start with Martin Luther King, Jr. It started with the Founding Fathers, when they declared, "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal . . ." What MLK brought was a priceless and inspiring reminder to the Dream. But along the way from the Founders ... continue reading