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Herman Cain, a candidate for the Republican presidential race, has been having a good week. He just won a straw poll in Florida, which has correctly predicted the Republican nominee since it’s been held, and had a good performance on Thursday, Sept. 22, debate. But, who is Herman Cain?
Cain, 65, is the former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive and is currently a popular radio host. He grew up in Georgia and is an alum of Morehouse College. Cain began in the food industry by rescuing Burger King’s in Philadelphia, then took over Godfather’s Pizza in 1986.
By the 1990s, Cain had begun being more involved in politics. He worked for the Federal Bank of Kansas City in 1992 and was head of the National Restraunt Association from 1994 to 1999.
Cain left Godfather’s Pizza for good in 1996 to devote himself to politics. However, his results were far from good. He failed to win the GOP primary vote for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia and dropped out of the 2000 presidential race.
What has helped Cain though now in his run for the GOP nomination is that he’s not afraid to speak his mind and can create catchy slogan’s. His “9 9 9” economic plan has been a popular one.
But whether Cain wins the nomination or not, the exposure will surely help boost his radio show and book sales.