This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House by Herman Cain

By Herman Cain

While Herman Cain speaks, humans pay attention. while he debates, he wins. when you care in regards to the way forward for the United States, you will have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer working for president, the straight-talking guy of the folks with blunt checks of what the US wishes. initially ignored by way of mainstream politicos and media, Herman Cain is actually a candidate from “outside the Beltway,” yet now not person who is being overlooked. yet who's HE? whereas Herman Cain has been the host of a favored conservative Atlanta-area radio speak exhibit known as The Herman Cain exhibit, a distinct identify initially captured American curiosity. As CEO, Herman Cain reworked Godfather’s Pizza from an organization teetering at the verge of financial ruin right into a family notice. Cain—as people with an curiosity in common sense suggestions to political difficulties will remember—is additionally well-known for utilizing the language and good judgment of daily company to show the fallacies inherent in Clinton assumptions approximately “Hillarycare” in the course of a 1994 televised city corridor assembly. what's HIS tale? Herman Cain’s upward thrust is the embodiment of the yankee dream. His mom and dad, Luther and Lenora Cain, made a residing the one approach black humans may well within the ’40s and ’50s. Luther held down 3 jobs, together with being a chauffeur; Lenora wiped clean homes. that they had tremendous goals: to shop for a home and to determine their sons graduate from university. With commitment and tough paintings, they made either those goals come precise. during this exciting memoir, Herman Cain describes his previous and current . . . and the long run he's decided to create, a destiny that would positioned our kingdom again on the right track. His message resonates simply because he describes the yank fact, and his down-to-earth own story of desire and difficult paintings is either unforgettable and inspirational. *** what's it in my DNA that years in the past brought on me to forgo the benefit of cruise keep watch over and tackle the big problem of doing my half towards making the US a greater position for my granddaughter and the generations to come back? Why do I, a son of the segregated South, refuse to think about myself as a “victim” of racism? what's it that motivates me to insist on defining my identification when it comes to “ABC”—as being American first, black moment, and Conservative 3rd? simply who's Herman Cain? and the way did i am getting this manner? only a trace: it will possibly have had anything to do with classes realized from my mom and dad, Lenora and Luther Cain, Jr. —From this is often Herman

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So how did I, the debate participant who mounted the platform as a relative political unknown, manage to capture the hearts and minds of thousands of American voters舒and manage to do it in ninety minutes? How did I, a proud 舠outsider,舡 go on to outdistance four better-known presidential aspirants舒Tim Pawlenty, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum舒in a Gallup Poll conducted between May 20 and 24, 2011? And how did I manage to place just behind front runners Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin in a Quinnipiac University Poll released on June 8?

Dad told me about the day in 1961 when two young, academically qualified students, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, both of whom had been screened and hand-picked, were attempting to enroll at the University of Georgia, but were being prevented by the school舗s president from doing so. Coca-Cola was probably the largest corporation in Atlanta at that time because they were international, so they had a lot of clout in the state of Georgia. So R. W. Woodruff picked up the phone舒he used to have a big cigar in his mouth and Dad imitated the way he talked舒and told the president of the university, 舠We aren舗t having that here in Georgia.

He wanted to make sure that we learned what we needed to learn in those early concepts, even if we didn舗t get into the more complicated stuff. Mr. Johnson was also unique as a teacher in that on some Fridays when we came into class, he wouldn舗t even teach math; he would sit down and just talk to us about what was going on in our lives, or what was going on in the world. 舡 He would talk to us that way for the whole hour because he knew we were not getting that at home舒most of the kids were from the kind of background I came from: My parents were so busy working and just trying to live that they didn舗t have time to sit down and chit-chat about current events.

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