With rare exceptions, serious presidential contenders have virtually always served as a senator, a governor, or a Vice President. On occasion, someone might emerge from some other office if they are a well-known national figure (e.g. a Speaker of the House, or the mayor of a large city, or a famous military person, etc).
Herman Cain has no national recognition whatsoever, and his biggest claim to fame is running a modestly successful pizza chain. Not going to happen.
So have millions of other people.Originally Posted by Barbbtx