October 20, 2011 In an interview Wednesday night with CNN's Piers Morgan, GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain raised questions about his views on abortion and homosexuality.
October 19, 2011 In the U.S. when a white man calls a black man "brother" and if they are not actually brothers (think adoption), or in a fraternity, or soldiers sharing a fighting position, indeed, if they are strangers or close to it, many a brotherized black man will immediately feel condescended to.
October 19, 2011 Herman Cain is the only Republican presidential contender who's never held political office. Critics say that could be a real disadvantage. Cain and his supporters, however, say his business experience, leadership skills and ability to solve problems make him "the people's candidate."
October 18, 2011 If the viral video of Herman Cain back in 1991 singing about the virtues of pizza to the tune of John Lennon's "Imagine" demonstrates nothing else, it's probably that the man probably should have been CEO of Smithfield since he clearly has a lot of ham in him.
October 17, 2011 Now that Herman Cain is getting the attention a major party presidential candidate gets as a frontrunner or close to it, his views are getting a lot more attention.
October 17, 2011 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is surging in the polls. He credits his success to three numbers: 9-9-9. Tax experts say the plan would most likely cut taxes for the rich and increase the burden on the poor and middle class substantially.
October 15, 2011 An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out this week puts a new name at the top of the race for the Republican presidential nomination: Herman Cain. The poll shows the former head of Godfather's Pizza is at 27 percent, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney just 4 points behind. Cain spoke with Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon about his surge to front-runner status.
October 14, 2011 The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza has risen to the top of the pack in the GOP presidential race. Herman Cain says the substance of his ideas — including his 9-9-9 tax plan — is propelling his surge. But analysts say he doesn't have the field organization that a winning candidate typically has.
October 13, 2011 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who has surged to the top of some national presidential preference polls, told NPR's Scott Simon that his fundraising has increased 20-fold in the past few weeks, and he is hiring more, much-needed staff.
October 13, 2011 The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll gives him an advantage over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The usual caveats apply: It's still very early in the race and the polls have relatively large margins of error.
October 12, 2011 A new poll from Public Policy Polling has the one-time Godfather's Pizza CEO leading Mitt Romney by eight percentage points, 30 percent to 22 percent. Those are the exact same percentages the very same polling outfit reported yesterday for Cain and Romney in Iowa where the first formal GOP presidential preference caucuses will occur in early January.
October 7, 2011 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is taking advantage of his recent rise to fame. His direct speaking style and business experience have caught on with Tea Party supporters and social conservatives. And Cain is selling himself and his new book. But can he sustain the momentum?
October 6, 2011 Herman Cain vaults to head of GOP class with simple message and great delivery. But staying power is questioned since he doesn't have much in the way of an organization or money. He also appears to have benefited from Republican voters tiring of the other candidates.
October 4, 2011 CBS News has a new poll Tuesday evening that shows Herman Cain tied at 17 percent with Mitt Romney atop the Republican presidential field. Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes is in third place at 12 percent. Perry's loss appears to explain much of Cain gain. Perry dropped 11 percentage points from two weeks ago in the poll.
October 4, 2011 The New Jersey governor is due at a 1 p.m. ET news conference. He's said before he wasn't ready to run for president. But speculation has continued.