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:
Not everyone wants the truth, but we just need enough of us to wake up. The Founders of this nation had to use bombs, bullets and bayonets to secure the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Today, we must use our brains, ballots and "boots on the ground" to maintain those rights. The ... continue reading
Nonsense. Jack Kingston is at it again – making nonsense claims against David Perdue as we approach the run-off between the two of them for the Republican nomination in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race. Now look: I support David Perdue for a whole host of reasons – his business experience, his ... continue reading
A righteous rant by guest host Erick Erickson. While I was traveling today, my friend Erick Erickson of RedState guest-hosted my show, which meant I had the unusual pleasure of being a listener to the Herman Cain Show. And boy, was it a pleasure! Erick really gave us a stunning look at a widespread practice of ... continue reading
Don't confuse the pre-struggle with the post-struggle. The Civil Rights Act (CRA) of 1964 was signed into law on July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Its anniversary has been nearly forgotten in the midst of the plethora of crises, cover-ups and corruption investigations. But we will not forget! It took ... continue reading
And the worst part is: It's not the first time. I told you on the radio Friday that the National Institutes for Health had spent nearly $500,000 on a study to see if getting mothers to dance with their daughters could help reduce obesity. I even offered to help the federal government out by recording a promo ... continue reading
Facts are stubborn things. I guess you have to give President Obama this: No fact will throw him off of his talking points. If you're impressed by politicians who know how to "stay on message," then I guess Obama is your kind of guy. I prefer people who do their jobs well to those who don't but continue to insist ... continue reading
Dinesh D'Souza lays it out. I’ve been inspired by Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, America: Imagine the World Without Her, to recognize something about the current state of affairs. As Dinesh makes clear, we are in a new war in this nation. It is not a war triggered by a shot heard round the world or ... continue reading
Shameless. When Charles Schumer says something, you can be pretty sure it will be shamelessly partisan, and it’s not usually hard to detect a thinly veiled threat in there somewhere. So no one should be surprised by the statement he made the other day concerning immigration reform. According to Schumer, ... continue reading
Petulance. Poor President Obama! Everyone is so mean to him! Please. Obama's recent rant in Minneapolis - at what was supposed to be some sort of family picnic - was quite the classic for him. On and on he went, justifying his use of executive orders to do things for which the Constitution requires him to seek ... continue reading
Control of the Senate is Priority 1 in November. On the one hand, I'm thrilled that Hobby Lobby won its case before the Supreme Court, which correctly affirmed that people of faith don't give up their right to live according to their beliefs because they own a corporation. And I want to make sure people ... continue reading
It's only manic if you decide it's going to be. Welcome to Monday! Wait. What do you mean, "Shut up"? You have a problem with Monday? Ah. I see. It's the start of your week. The weekend is gone and you have to wait five whole days for the next one, and you weren't happy about having ot get up early and drag ... continue reading
Barack, Harry and Nancy broadcast inanities 24 hours a day. My recent commentary about stopping the suicide of a nation highlighted the failed policies, scandals, cover-ups and outright lies from the Obama administration and their elected Congressional Democrat cohorts. The list includes the crisis in Iraq, the ... continue reading
Shut up, they explained. Ultraliberal columnist Katrina vanden Heuvel got a lot of lefties cheering on Sunday when she delivered a fairly predictable applause line on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopolous – telling Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol that if he really thinks the U.S. has a ... continue reading
Manufactured crisis. Why would the Obama Administration allow huge numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children to not only stay in the country, but be shipped to various spots around the country, rather than putting them on buses or planes and sending them back to Central America? That's the question that was ... continue reading
Especially in Mississippi, where there's a lot more to Cochrane's narrow win than their "everyone-hates-the-Tea-Party" narrative. You know how the news media fearlessly holds our elected officials accountable? Yeah, me neither. They'd like you to think they do that, but they're pretty excited this morning about ... continue reading
Health care spending collapses. Little did we know that the Commerce Department was engaging in wildly optimistic assumptions when it told us a few weeks ago that GDP in the first quarter of 2014 declined 1.0 percent. We found out yesterday it was much worse than that, with the actual decline totalling 2.9 ... continue reading