American politician and author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia. He was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
- In 1995, Cain was appointed by Newt Gingrich to the Kemp Commission
- He was a senior economic adviser to the Bob Dole presidential campaign
- During the presidency of Bill Clinton, Cain publicly opposed the Clinton health care plan of 1993.
- He proposed a 9–9–9 tax plan: replacing all taxes with 3 flat taxes -- 9% personal income tax, 9% federal sales tax, and a 9% corporate tax.
- His debating performances had made him a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012.
- In November 2011 his campaign faced five allegations of sexual misconduct—all denied by Cain—and he announced its suspension on December 3.
There's a few examples of the media referring to Herman Cain as "Pizza Man". He got an MS in Computer Science, worked at Pillsbury, managing 400 Burger King's, where he did so well they promoted him to CEO of a restaurant chain (Godfather's Pizza: 1986-1996). He was also chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: 1989-1991 and 1995-1996, with Deputy Chair from 1992-1994. After that he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association (1996-1999). He was on the board of directors for: Aquila, Nabisco, Whirlpool, Reader's Digest, and AGCO. He won the Horatio Alger Award, and got honorary degrees from Creighton, Johnson & Wales, Morehouse, U of Nebraska, NYC College of Technology, Purdue, Suffolk, and Tougaloo. But sure, “Pizza Man” sounds like a credible unbiased News summary of his accomplishments. more...