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:
But we won't. Today, we are not going to talk about "Deflategate", the green lipstick woman that most normal people have never heard of, the unfounded controversy about an American hero portrayed in a movie, the administration being ticked off that Speaker John Boehner actually did something constructive to ... continue reading
I like this guy. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker really drives liberals crazy. He’s obviously far from alone in that category, of course. Just about any high-profile person who frequently and boldly speaks the truth drives liberals crazy. But Gov. Walker drives them crazy without really saying all that much. He ... continue reading
And he doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks. It's hard to imagine a more complete shellacking than the one Barack Obama took in the 2014 mid-term elections. Yes, I know, his name was not on the ballot. But his policies were, as he himself told us. And Democrat candidates for the House and Senate got their ... continue reading
A legacy of faith, love and leadership. The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had a historic and lasting impact on our nation. But in these turbulent times, some people have forgotten to live his legacy of faith, tolerance, helping others, love and leadership. Instead, a few people have chosen intolerance, ... continue reading
Either they do the right thing or they answer to the people. If you think an override of President Obama's promised veto on the Keystone XL pipeline is no longer possible, think again. We only lose these battles when we take the pressure off, and this is no time to do that. The House passed the bill last week by ... continue reading
We could buy our own health care if government would just get out of the way. Morehouse College in Atlanta hosts an annual gala event called Candle in the Dark. It recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor during their careers. Awardees come from a wide range of endeavors ... continue reading
Beyond that, he helps the situation a lot by staying out of it. The question came up today of how President Obama is doing in the handling of the Charlie Hebdo situation in Paris. Handling it? Why do people think this is Obama's situation to handle? I realize some folks think the president of the United States is ... continue reading
Override Obama's Keystone veto? It might be possible if you pressure these Democrat senators . . . hard
Be heard. Conventional wisdom is that the new Congress won't be able to pass any of its priorities into law because Barack Obama is still president and he will veto anything the Republicans pass. And yes, he probably will. But let's not forget that the Constitution provides for a congressional override of ... continue reading
And I'm talking bear-selfie stupid. 2014 was a year of insulting the intelligence of the voters by the Democrats. They have consistently assumed that we are stupid, and they have gotten away with it to some degree – not entirely, of course as the mid-term election results showed – because most of the ... continue reading
Without old year dissolution, it just leads to more of the status quo. There's something everyone can improve to make their lives happier, healthier, more productive and less stressful. But too many people start with New Year’s resolutions, and they fizzle before Valentine's Day. The Einstein quote - "Doing ... continue reading
Let's take a look at the real reasons for the recent economic improvements . . . and keep them in perspective. You probably heard this past week that November job creation soared to more than 300,000, and that third-quarter GDP growth was revised to more than 5 percent. These are good numbers! I’m glad to ... continue reading
His way or the highway. As President Obama continues his series of executive actions, each time is a slap in the face to the people who strongly disagrees with his actions. It's one thing to hold the minority opinion on an issue, but Obama has shown that he doesn't even care about the majority opinion. It's all ... continue reading
Enough of this. Well now it’s gone too far. The political narrative that has turned police officers into racist monsters and given protesters and excuse to denounce them has helped create the environment that got two of them murdered, execution-style, in Brooklyn. Two incidents, neither of which the public ... continue reading
What things look like after a short self-imposed news blackout. Whenever I take a few days off and go dark on watching or reading the major news stories being reported, I always reconnect with a perspective I did not see previously. This time was no different as my wife and I emerged from a long weekend ... continue reading
No. Look this way. Not that way. You have to ask: If it's such a serious issue for the Bush Administration to have "tortured" detained terrorists back when we still had a president who cared about fighting terror, why did Senate Democrats wait seven years to release their report on this purported atrocity? The ... continue reading
But here's something you could do for yourself. My birthday is on Saturday, which is 12-13-14. This is the last time in our lifetime that anyone's birthday can be expressed in consecutive numbers. Why? Because there are no more months after the 12th month of December, and the years after 2014 will only get ... continue reading