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:
The difference between ISIS and a Rattlesnake? Not much. Last night I was speaking with a friend of mine, and the topic of ISIS came up. As you may know, over the course of the last two days, ISIS has abducted at least 150 Christian villagers from Assyrian Christian villages in the northeast region of ... continue reading
Univ. of Wisconsin English prof offers extra credit for attending 'non-partisan' rally against Scott Walker
He's driving them insane, friends. How do you know Scott Walker is absolutely driving liberals up the wall? When they start doing things like this: A University of Wisconsin English professor (not political science . . . English) has offered her students extra credit if they will attend a "non-partisan" rally ... continue reading
....And I know why! I have not seen the hit movie "American Sniper," nor have I been closely following the murder trial of the person who killed Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield. I have also not followed the unfolding bias by Hollywood liberals against the movie, but I know why they hate it. ... continue reading
They don't get to decide whose views are too extreme. Just about everyone seems to have noticed that the Obama Administration refuses to say that radical Islamic terrorism is, in fact, Islamic. We’ve talked about that a lot. But I think we also need to pay some attention to the name they’ve chosen to ... continue reading
So we need you to listen and help us make the decision. Here's when my job can be difficult, and I need help, folks! I go on the radio and write on this site about all the liberal lunacy that's out there. And lately there is so much, I'm not even sure how to choose that which deserves the hottest spotlight. ... continue reading
Clarity. You've probably heard about the upcoming address that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be making to Congress. And you've probably heard analysis that's been solely based on the politics of the matter - and that, as a result, totally misses the point of what's happening and why. There's the ... continue reading
We just haven't seen any real leaders lately. The IRS is broken. The tax code is broken. Social Security is headed off a cliff. Medicare and Medicaid are headed for bankruptcy. The economy is growing at an anemic rate. Around the world, our friends don't trust us, and our enemies don't fear us. We can't fix ... continue reading
The media had plenty to talk about, but not much that really matters. It is a habit of mine when I take a few days off for relaxation to not watch any news programs, listen to the radio, or read the morning newspapers, so I can gauge how much has changed in the news when I re-engage five days later. When I turned ... continue reading
I'm not going to judge him on his last name. But dude. I realize that for a lot of people, the last name Bush is all the reason they need not to support Jeb Bush for the Republican presidential nomination. Whether it’s because of branding or just the belief that the Bush family is a bunch of RINOs – ... continue reading
Narratives can't change facts. A team has to be good to get to the Super Bowl, but the winner has to play a great game to win. That's the way it is in any professional sport. But the difference between good and great is often the difference between executing the little differences a little better than your ... continue reading
Listen to the people who were there. On my radio show on Friday, I had the real privilege of speaking with Kris “Tonto” Paronto, who was one of the elite contractors in Benghazi the night of the terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other people – the terrorist attack ... continue reading
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