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:
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
Nice try. Here are some things that did not work for Senator Mary Landrieu to get her re-elected: Thinking voters would forget that she reneged on voting to kill the death tax. Telling black voters she would vote with President Obama 97 percent of the time. More and more black voters are waking up to ... continue reading
Meet Colleen Bell: Unqualified in every way, but appointed nonetheless. You’ll be glad to know that America’s relationship with Hungary is in good hands – well, hands anyway – as soap opera producer Colleen Bell has now been confirmed by the lame duck Democrat Senate to serve as U.S. ... continue reading
Just kill it from the inside by ignoring it. No need for repeal. Jonathan Gruber is truly the gift who keeps on giving for Republicans. Every time he opens his mouth, he reveals something about the true nature of Democrat governance that further feeds the public's distaste for it. And sometimes he does even more ... continue reading
And $8 trillion of that accumulated under Obama. From George to George (Washington to W. Bush), this nation accumulated $10 trillion in debt. Ha! Barack Obama may prove to be a better borrower than all previous U.S. presidents put together! On Friday, the government quietly let it be known that the national debt ... continue reading
Because that's what can help set the stage for repeal. Everyone knows by now that ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber likes to talk, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that he’s agreed to testify before Congress concerning the many deceptions Democrats used to pass ObamaCare back in 2009 and 2010. ... continue reading
For real? I suppose my first mistake was paying attention to what they say on The View. That will get you nowhere good. Now I don't really know what makes Joy Behar an authority on anything, and I suspect there is no answer to that question, but if she's The View's expert on matter of commerce and/or racial ... continue reading
A caller puts me over the edge with this nonsense. A caller to my radio show, Dave, wanted to remind the world that there is still some racism in America, and that is why President Obama is having such a hard time. There probably is some racism somewhere in America, but that's not why President Obama is having a ... continue reading
For Democrats, everything is politics, and politics is everything. There’s no doubt that Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is fueled by politics, although that’s hardly a surprise because everything Obama does is for politics first. But if you have trouble understanding why Democrats love illegal ... continue reading
Illiteracy. As Rob told you last week, President Obama is doubling down on two of his most unpopular policies. One is his determination to use executive authority he doesn’t actually have to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. The other – the one I want to focus on today – is his ... continue reading
Horrifying news for Democrats: We're paying attention. You know by now that ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber recently admitted they intentionally misled the public about the law because they thought we were too stupid to support the bill. Rob told you all about that the other day. Of course, this is not the ... continue reading
So put them on the defensive. If you did not see Rob's montage of Democrat predictions before the November 2014 elections, it is worth the minute and 20 seconds’ worth of viewing. It is not a gloat piece, but rather a video that shows their utter denial of any notion that they could possibly lose. After ... continue reading
And there are a lot more waking up. I had a great call the day after the election from a black woman named Abby. She told me she had always voted Democrat, but this time she decided to “give the Republicans a chance,” mainly because she had taken a hard look at the Democrats track record and tactics ... continue reading
Low-hanging fruit. Last night during a live webcast with Rob, MJ and Dan on the Herman Cain Channel, we considered the question of what actions the new Republican Congress can and should take immediately. I realize President Obama still has his veto pen, but that doesn't mean he can simply veto everything with ... continue reading