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'll hear that he's "raising taxes," but for most of us, he's lowering them. I've been perusing Donald Trump's proposed changes to the federal tax code, and if you measure the proposal strictly by comparing it with the status quo, it's no contest. Trump's plan wins by several lengths of the galaxy. Of course, ... continue reading
Purity. I saw an interesting comment on my Facebook page yesterday. It came from a reader who clearly considers himself a "true conservative" and had to do with the idea of expanding the Republican tent to let more people in. He said he'd be happy to have more people in the tent, provided they all believe in ... continue reading
Let's do it. Donald Trump will be the official Republican presidential nominee. Kudos to Donald Trump because he defied conventional political wisdom and a barrage of negative attacks and he still won. The voice of the people is being heard! Kudos to Ted Cruz because it starts the healing process for the ... continue reading
Because you wouldn't know it some days. No one has to explain to me about the rough-and-tumble nature of presidential primary races. I know a little something about this. They’re hard-fought because everyone wants to win, and while it’s usually not personal, no one is taking any prisoners because ... continue reading
If you really want to keep Hillary out of the White House, get behind Trump now - and get over your egos. Every time I say something like this, people say I "endorsed Donald Trump." To this day I have never "endorsed" anybody, but I do know how to recognize reality when I see it. And after last night's five-state ... continue reading
Solar eclipse. There are a lot of things liberals get wrong about business, but here are three important ones: Businesses who do what liberals like but consumers don’t want will do fine if only taxpayers subsidize them long enough to allow demand for their services to “mature.” Businesses would ... continue reading
Stop running from yourself. Learn to like who you really are, and live. I’m starting to think the growing absurdity in our nation’s culture can be explained by a simple but troubling fact: Far too many people just don’t like who they are. They don’t like their identities. Take Bruce ... continue reading
We still don't develop real strategies, and we still don't listen to the experts. Or I should say, Obama doesn't. Yesterday I took a trip down memory lane and listened to some audio clips from the first presidential debate I partipcated in back in 2011. We also played the clips on the radio, and couldn't help but ... continue reading
Just lie there and relax . . . Maybe it’s just as well that state-run ObamaCare exchanges are collapsing under the weight of their own economic implausibility. If they were able to successfully provide people with decent health insurance coverage, there wouldn’t be enough doctors to provide the ... continue reading
Rest in peace, friend. A friend, gentleman and fellow church member was just found dead from a home invasion at his Atlanta-area home. He was shot twice in the back. Barney was not sick to our knowledge, and he was a faithful contributing member of our church family, and his community. Crazy things are ... continue reading
You just might learn something! You know, I'm sure, that the Herman Cain Show is on the radio live from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern Time, and that you can hear it on local affiliates as well as streamed live here at HermanCain.com. But did you know that if you miss the show live, you can listen to your favorite parts ... continue reading
Or else. Banks announce they will not lend money to people who deal in firearms. A major fundraising web site refuses to host campaigns for the targets of ideological harassment. A U.S. senator openly threatens to go after global warming skeptics using a law that was passed to take down the mafia. Governors veto ... continue reading
Harassment. Did you know it’s a crime not to believe in global warming? Actually it’s not, but when Democrats are put in law enforcement positions, they understand that they don’t have to actually charge you with a crime to bring the crushing force of the law down upon you. Sixteen attorneys ... continue reading
Time for something different. "All lives better" should be the ultimate goal in the political sphere, but it's not. That goal is drowned out by political agendas, political noise, political deception and all things political! We the people have been forgotten, and are considered only a means to an end, which is ... continue reading
Just because you keep hearing something doesn't make it true. Sometimes I feel badly for Ben Carson. He worked hard in his run for president – and you know I can relate – and when his campaign ended unsuccessfully he decided to endorse Donald Trump. Now sure, when you endorse someone, it’s fair ... continue reading
No wonder she's laughing. They can have all the primaries they want, but they hardly matter. Maybe when Obama told Raul Castro that America can learn from Cuba, he was talking about the manner in which we hold elections. The more you look at the Democrats' presidential nominating contest, the more you realize it ... continue reading