Herman Cain

Herman Cain

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:

Winner for the billboard contest

After several thousand entries, here are the best! On Friday, we challenged you to come up with a billboard to rebut this Democrat billboard that a listener to a picture of in Athens, Georgia. Your response was tremendous, which made it difficult to select a winning concept because there were so many!  But ... continue reading


Why the Obama Administration can't handle Ebola (or anything else)

There's a right way to do executive leadership. Obama has no clue what it is. We do not have an Ebola epidemic, and there is no reason for anyone to panic. But we do have a serious problem that has the potential to get much worse, and if it’s the federal government we’re going to trust to ... continue reading


CONTEST: War on women? Check out this Democrat billboard (and respond)

You silly Republican women! This photo was taken by Edward, who is one of my listeners, in Athens, GA. As you can see, some "concerned citizen" is worried about you misinformed Republican women and your voting habits. Instead of writing a full blown commentary about how Republican women are some of the most ... continue reading


Sheila Jackson Lee: You know whose fault Ebola is? Republicans

Knee, meet rubber mallet. On the one hand I think it's outrageous and despicable. On the other hand, I shrug, because I know: This is what they do. To a Democrat, everything is political, and every problem that ever occurred would surely have been prevented by the wonderfulness of government if only Republicans ... continue reading


Let's separate fact from fiction concerning Ebola

And this is really not the time to be demanding that people resign. We've heard a lot of unfounded talk about Ebola in recent days. I don't sense a widespread panic out there, and I'm certainly not panicking myself, but if people don't know the real facts, they might not have the most responsible reactions to ... continue reading


Ferguson, Missouri may be no more

No one has the facts, and it doesn't seem to matter. It is painful to watch what's unfolding. The unfortunate incidents of two black youths being killed by Ferguson police officers over the last two months are fueling violence, but the violence is not unfolding based on the facts. Many of the black residents ... continue reading


Overcome bad news anxiety in your own life, and remember America's done it before

Nothing's over until we decide it is. Back in August, I wrote a commentary that looked at the “bad news anxiety” that seemed to be afflicting the nation. Between the crisis at the border, malfeasance in Washington and the refusal of our leaders do anything serious about it, I got a clear sense from ... continue reading


Launching today: The Herman Cain Channel

A new adventure! I like the idea of doing television, and in the past several years I’ve had a number of people interested in working with me to develop TV concepts. The problem always comes when you realize the concept has to be tailored to suit the needs of networks who cater to mass audiences, picky ... continue reading


The bite of the underdog: Why I believe Jim Oberweis can take down Dick Durbin in Illinois

That's why they play the games. Even if you do not watch or like college football, you may at least appreciate historic moments even if they are sports moments. Namely, five of the eight top-ranked college football teams lost last week to five "underdog" teams. Historic! We are not even halfway through the ... continue reading


How to explain terrorism to a 12-year-old

Because liberal educators will do it if you don't. While I was taking a few days off from my radio show earlier this week, a friend shared with me that his 12-year-old had been asked by one of his teachers to write a paper on ISIS. He wanted to know what I thought about that assignment. I was shocked and said a ... continue reading


Bill's right about business taxes, but trust Hillary to fix it? I do not think so.

Always an angle. I told you on the radio last week about Bill Clinton’s sudden see-the-light experience with respect to inversions and corporate taxes, an event Rob shared in detail that same day. Essentially, while other Democrats are carping about corporations who look to avoid U.S. taxes by establishing ... continue reading


Democrats take all their voters for granted, not just blacks

There's one born every minute. Republican voters get frustrated with Republicans in Congress because it seems as if they are not aggressive enough on key issues. They have backed off of putting a repeal-and-replace ObamaCare alternative on the table. They now say they will repeal parts of it and try to fix it. ... continue reading


Fear of shutdown politics prompts House to surrender to Harry Reid yet again

It's no cause for celebration that another continuing resolution has passed. This is not how we should govern. If you were scared to death about the possibility that the government might shut down at some point before the end of the year, I guess you can start celebrating. The House has passed the latest in a ... continue reading


Feds not ready for ISIS in Texas, but Sheriff Gary Painter is

"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


Fantastic: ISIS releases professionally produced trailer titled 'Flames of War'

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


Sunday voting in Georgia: Voter convenience or a Democrat ploy?

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