He has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
He worked as a mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile ballistics. (That actually makes him a rocket scientist). Mr. Cain has also served as a computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola and Vice President of f Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury. (This is a top job in the computer world!) Cain accomplished all of this before reaching the age of 35. After reaching the top of the information systems world, he changed careers by taking charge of 400 of Pillsbury’s poorly performing Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area. After nine months of learning the business from the ground up, cooking hamburger and cleaning toilets, he turned them into money makers for the company within three years.Cain was then asked by Pillsbury to take charge of their Godfather’s Pizza chain (which was on the verge of bankruptcy). Cain helped the franchise turn a profit in 14 months.
In 1988 Cain facilitated the purchase of the Godfather’s Pizza chain from Pillsbury. As the owner of the restaurant chain, Cain has risen to the top of the leadership hierarchy once again.. Cain has also served as chairman of the National Restaurant Association which interacts with government on behalf of the restaurant industry. Next Herman Cain went to work for the Federal Reserve Banking System advising them on how monetary policy changes would affect American businesses.
Cain has also served as the chairmanship of a regional Federal Reserve bank. This is only one step below the chairmanship of the entire Federal Reserve System (the top banking position in the country). This position allowed him to see how monetary policy is made from the inside, and understand the political forces that impact the monetary system.Cain is also a writer and a speaker. He has also hosted a radio show on WSB in Atlanta (the largest talk radio station in the country).
Herman Cain says stop complaining and start working your way up. He leads by example, his father was a chauffeur and his mother was a maid. Yet he has risen to the top of several different fields. When you add up his accomplishments in his life, it is hard not to be humbled by his qualifications for presidency. If elected, I have no doubts he will return America to the top.
Update 10-17-11: Herman Cain joked with crowds in Tennessee that part of his policy would be to build an electrified fence on the Mexican border that could potentially kill anyone trying to enter the country illegally. "That's a joke, David," he told NBC's David Gregory on "Meet The Press." "That's not a serious plan."
Update 10-19-11: “Don’t blame Wall Street. Don’t blame the big banks. If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself.” Herman Cain
It serves to distract Cain, who was just starting to raise the money to be a true rival to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Furthermore, Cain was gaining in the polls. The Des Moines Register Iowa Poll of the 2012 election was released late Saturday, and Cain lead at 23 percent, while Romney is in a statistical tie at 22 percent. Ron Paul was at 12 percent, Rep. Michele Bachmann at 8 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former House speaker Newt Gingrich at 7 percent, and former senator Rick Santorum at 5 percent.
So why now? It's obvious. Because his opponents are scared!
Update 11-3-11: Who cares that some coworkers made claims of sexual
harassment over 12 years ago. Anyone can make claims. If they had
any real substance, they would have pursued maximum
compensation in court. They didn't. Move on.
According to an Indiana poll, likely Republican voters in Marion
County said they would vote for Herman Cain if the party’s presidential
primary election were held today according to the WISH-TV/Franklin
College Poll. NO matter what, Cain sounds
so much better than the other choices...
Update 11-11-11: I was asked if the sexual harrassment
allegations affect electablity. Well, even if true, the
allegations aren't really that bad. Furthermore, it is
finally refreshing to find a politician in Washington
who prefers women to little boys!