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:
Three questions determine whether that's true. As we all know by now, President Obama is not too inclined to show ISIS what's what by making the United States the leader of the military effort against them. Obama's not interested in "American leadership" or "America winning" if you'll remember. But no matter! ... continue reading
Presidential race analysis, y'all. Every morning we dedicate 15 minutes of the radio show to in-depth analysis of the presidential race, and starting today we're going to make that audio available to you here. One thought for today: Jeb Bush's numbers haven't moved since the first debate. He stays right around 5 ... continue reading
Stop bothering him! All week long we’ve played clips on our radio show, and embedded them on our web site, showing President Obama taking questions from reporters and others about his strategy – or lack thereof – for fighting ISIS. And the more questions he gets, the more palpable his annoyance ... continue reading
A long fight. Early in 2002, just a few months after the 9/11 attacks, I heard Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a message to the USA in a speech at a conference in Miami, Florida. He said that America needed to realize two things about terrorism and terrorists. First, the fight against terrorism ... continue reading
Much appreciated, Patricia Murphy. I am not a difficult person to please. If you're going to write about me or quote me in a story, all I ask is that you get the facts right and report accurately what I said - without editorial comments that presume to explain to the reader what I really meant. Because what I ... continue reading
Politico pulled the same dishonest crap on me in 2011. Let's start with the facts: Nearly 50 years ago, Ben Carson had a conversation with West Point officials who were encouraging him to attend the Academy because of his excellent grades and his ROTC accomplishments. Ben was presented with an "opportunity" and ... continue reading
From one who specializes in it. It's bad enough that President Obama dragged his feet for seven years before doing what everyone knew he was going to do. TransCanada, the Canadian government an awful lot of Americans who could have used the economic boost (including the folks in North Dakota and an awful lot of ... continue reading
And Republicans across the country should take note. According to all the polls leading up to last Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in Kentucky, Republican businessman Matt Bevin wasn’t supposed to have a chance. This was the same Matt Bevin who had launched a lamentably unsuccessful primary campaign ... continue reading
Not that I did, but if I had it to do over . . . Last night on Fox Business Channel, Neil Cavuto wanted to talk about how outsider-type candidates who find themselves atop the polls can stay there. So he invited me on, because I was once an outsider-type candidate who found himself atop the polls. But Herman, you ... continue reading
It wasn't easy. Believe it or not, there actually was some substance discussed during the Republican presidential debate on CNBC Wednesday night. No thanks to the moderators, of course, who asked questions that were either designed to start fights or create gotcha moments. How CNBC even mustered the self-respect ... continue reading
You really didn't expect anything different, did you? I suppose there was no other way this could have ended. The Obama-era Justice Department does not exist to enforce the laws on the books except to the extent that doing so is politically helpful to Democrats, so just as her predecessor Eric Holder would have ... continue reading
Marching orders. If you haven’t already seen it, President Obama made quite a statement in a recent New York Times interview concerning the Hillary Clinton e-mail server and the possibility that it’s caused issues for national security. Why no, the president assured his mouthpieces at the Times. Of ... continue reading
And we know you're our friends. As I discussed on my radio show this morning, I had the honor last night of addressing a wonderful group of law enforcement officers. These were Atlanta-area traffic enforcement officers, so it made sense that I was accompanied by Ashley Frasca, who does traffic reporting for WSB ... continue reading
And if you need to win the same victory, don't be afraid and don't be ashamed. I had the honor on my radio show today of interviewing Charmagne Helton, who has quite a story to tell about her personal victory over domestic abuse. If you didn't catch it on the radio, here's where you can hear the whole thing in ... continue reading
My comments at this weekend's Donald Trump rally in Georgia. I had the honor of giving some remarks this past weekend at Donald Trump's really in Norcross, Georgia. As most of you know there are six candidates to whom I'm favorable in this election cycle: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Mike ... continue reading
Second verse, same as the first. This has a familiar feel to me, as you might imagine. Ben Carson is a black conservative who is not part of the political establishment, and is running quite strong in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. That has the media in a snit for all kinds of reasons. They ... continue reading