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Herman Cain

Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American journalist, businessman, politician, and broadcaster. He is a prominent African American conservative.

Cain was born in Georgia and grew up there. He earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics at Morehouse College in 1967, and a master's degree in computer science from Purdue University. He married his wife, Gloria, in 1968. They have two children.

Cain worked for the United States Navy, then as a business analyst for the Coca-Cola Company and Pillsbury Company in 1977. While there, Cain moved to Pillsbury's Burger King division, eventually overseeing 400 Philadelphia franchises. He then moved to their Godfather's Pizza chain in 1986 and returned it to profitability. He then served on the National Restaurant Association board, becoming President and CEO in 1996.

Cain was a senior advisor to the 1996 Dole/Kemp campaign for the Presidency. In 2004, he ran for the United States Senate in Georgia as a Republican, facing Congressmen Johnny Isakson and Mac Collins for the seat formerly held by Zell Miller. Collins got 20% of the vote, Cain got 26%, and Isakson avoided a runoff by getting 53%.[1]

The Herman Cain Show radio program is based in Atlanta. Cain founded the leadership consulting company T*H*E New Voice, Inc. He has authored four books on leadership and self-empowerment, including Leadership is Common Sense and CEO of Self.

2012 Presidential Run

Herman Cain officially announced his decision to enter the presidential race of 2012. He has a decent following courtesy of the Tea Party movement, Op-Ed articles and a radio program through Conservative media outlets.

Cain is widely believed to have won the South Carolina debates, though the potential field of candidates was limited.[2]

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