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:
Not that he would know anything about it. You know me, friends. I get kind of animated sometimes, but I’m not mad. I’m just passionate. But President Obama said something this past week that really got my blood boiling, partly because I know from experience how ignorant and wrong it is and partly ... continue reading
When people are hurting, they need our prayers and understanding first. As we talked this morning about the horrible train derailment that injured so many, and as of now appears to have killed at least seven people, I thought about how much of this type of news we've had to deal with lately. There were the ... continue reading
. . . but he sure doesn't want you to see these stats (especially the ones about blacks). Yesterday, President Obama attacked Fox News for the way it covers poverty, even going so far as to say "we're going to have to change the way the media reports on these issues." Oh are we? We all know Obama thinks the job ... continue reading
Greece on a bigger scale. Today on the radio show we talked about the fact that the U.S. national debt has reached $18.2 trillion. But another number, perhaps even more important but not widely understood, is the portion of this called debt held by the public. That is now over $13 trillion. So what is this and ... continue reading
Almost 1,600 of their employees willfully failed to pay taxes, and many kept their jobs anyway. Did it surprise you when the news came out on Friday that 1,580 IRS employees have willfully neglected to pay their taxes over the past 10 years? Keep in mind that the “willfully” crowd is just a drop in ... continue reading
If these statements apply to you, please seek professional help. Or just listen to the Herman Cain Show so you can learn something. Contrary to what some of you liberals think, I don't wish you ill. Quite the contrary, I want to help you, and the first step to getting help is recognizing you have a problem. So as ... continue reading
Let's make it happen this time. Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia) and 73 other members of this new Congress have introduced the Fair Tax legislation! Consider the Fair Tax Now! The FairTax would replace the entire complicated U.S. tax code with a national sales tax. We would no longer tax income, investment or ... continue reading
And now there are eight! As the announced presidential candidates continue to grow in number, it's going to be harder and harder for Main Street folks like us to keep up with the similarities and the differences. This is even more difficult because of the media's uncontrollable impulse to define each candidate ... continue reading
But throughout Obama's presidency, we've had a pathetic economy. The numbers don't lie. I commented on Friday about the Wall Street Journal commentary by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) in which he offered several good ideas to spur economic growth. But there was something else about that column that really ... continue reading
The 3.5 percent solution. I actually think we can do better than 3.5 percent on average, but nevertheless I like the thinking of U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy. You may recall that he defeated Democrat Mary Landrieu in last year's Louisiana Senate race - one of the Republican wins that gave the GOP the Senate majority ... continue reading
And there's no mystery as to why. We told you yesterday that forecasts were not good for the coming report on first-quarter GDP growth, although we held out the possibility that the report could be better than the doomsayers were suggesting. It wasn't. It was worse. A lot worse: The overall economy grew at a ... continue reading
Keep up. Just so we understand how things work around here . . . tolerance doesn't necessarily mean what you think it means. You think it means we all just accept each other? Oh no, sillies, it doesn't mean that at all. You are only supposed to tolerate those things deemed tolerable by those who run the tolerance ... continue reading
The results of the experiment are in. Let me take you back to a very old debate, because it’s curiously coming full-circle – thanks to the man very much at the center of it when it first started. When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, it was early on in the race that allegations came out about ... continue reading
And we've got them busted. There are few taxes liberals love more than the death tax. They figure that once you’re dead, your heirs have no legitimate claim to your money because they did nothing to earn it. And who does have a legitimate claim to it? The government, of course! Why? Because all wealth ... continue reading
And don't fear the carping. There's no better day than today (Tax Day) to encourage the Republican presidential candidates to go bold with their solution to our nation’s biggest hindrance to economic growth – the tax code. Replace it! Yesterday I did a TV interview and a radio interview, and in both ... continue reading
Lots of talk. Not much to back it up. If you spend much time in business, you'll meet one of them. They're not hard to spot. They may have gotten a position by way of nepotism. Or maybe they gave a very impressive interview, but once hired it became painfully clear they didn't have what it took to do the job on a ... continue reading