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:
"If they show their ugly head in our area, we'll send them to Hell." President Obama promises to "degrade" ISIS, whatever that means. They cut off people's heads. We respond by "degrading" them (and never with boots on the ground, unless we do, or something). I would feel better if we heard the sort of ... continue reading
Not appropriate for any audience. These guys have money, and I guess they also have access to some pretty skilled video production people. It's sheer propaganda and nothing more, but this "trailer" from ISIS certainly shows us is that these monsters are not backing down in any way: Notice anything about ... continue reading
Trust your instincts on this one. Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reports that DeKalb County, Georgia is going to reserve a Sunday in October for voting: Next month, for the first time in state history, some Georgia voters will be able to cast their ballots on a Sunday. In an effort ... continue reading
Which means they're paying attention. Many of us focused Wednesday on President Obama’s insistence that the United States will provide air power only in the fight against ISIS, and will expect other nations to do the fighting on the ground. We talked a lot about how foolish it is to concede such an ... continue reading
For me, the terrorists are the enemy, not a political opponent. A caller to my show this moring asked me, if I had been president, what I would be doing to counter the ISIS threat. It's a fair question, and here's the answer: If I was president, we would not be in this mess, because I would have heeded the ... continue reading
Not that we'd expect one from this bunch. The Obama administration and the Democrats are still trying to "walk back" the president’s statement that "we have no strategy" to deal with ISIS. This shocked those of us paying attention to the brutality of the ISIS rampage through Iraq, the highly publicized ... continue reading
Not even pretending to govern anymore. Apparently Barack Obama no longer even feels the need to pretend he is governing. Granted, it’s been a while since anyone was fooled on that score, but you’re getting pretty blatant when you go ahead and announce that your latest plan to abuse your power for ... continue reading
Hope is a powerful thing... Southern Crescent Sports Foundation is building H.O.P.E. Park in Lovejoy, GA. When completed, they will have eight baseball/softball fields, including a Miracle League Field, 30,000 square foot all accessible playground, community garden and certified kitchen, a nature walk ... continue reading
Keep saying it! If you haven't heard of the KSI (keep saying it) principle, it works like this: No matter how absurd the thing is that you want people to believe, just keep saying it, and eventually enough of them will. Barack Obama may not be a master of this technique, but he certainly is committed to it. ... continue reading
A republic, if you can keep it. Our destiny as a nation is not to just survive but to thrive. That destiny is embedded in our founding principles as the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and our free market system. But our Founders knew that it would be a challenge to stick to those principles due to ... continue reading
Reset. As Russia marches into Ukraine – in complete defiance of western condemnations and the recognized order expected in civilized society – I can’t help but recall three moments that seem to define where we’ve come to in the U.S./Russian relationship: Shortly after becoming Secretary ... continue reading
There's nothing Democrats want more. If you find it astonishing that Barack Obama abuses his power with such impunity, and absolutely no fear of consequences for doing so, let me explain his gambit: Whether he's refusing to enforce immigration laws, or doing an end-run around the Senate with a climate treaty, or ... continue reading
Use the correct term, friends. Don't be like Shaney B. and call it "The Forbidden Snip." That would be wrong. Who comes up with these terms? You and I think of it (well, if we think of it at all, which I'd rather not) as sex-change surgery. But no! We have to be politically correct with everything now, so it's ... continue reading
But my saying it will mean nothing if the people on the ground don't want to make it happen. Ferguson, Missouri could be coming to your town real soon. There are many explosive pockets of populations in our country just waiting for an excuse to explode into violence, rioting and looting. The tragedy of a ... continue reading
Fear of the truth. It is often said that liberals don’t understand economic incentives. If they did, it’s presumed, they would have known that ObamaCare would destroy jobs by making labor more expensive. I don’t think it’s true that they don’t understand how these incentives work. As ... continue reading
If people actually like it, tax it out of existence. You have often heard conservatives talk about how ObamaCare has made health insurance in this country worse, and that’s true. But did you know that in the case of many people, that was the idea? It will not take effect until 2018, but one of the least ... continue reading