He won’t have three funerals. He won’t be flown all over the United States. He won’t lie in state at the Capitol rotunda. He won’t get much mention in the news after today. He is a black man who was raised by a mother who was a cleaning woman and domestic worker (read that as a maid), and a father who was a barber and a janitor. The senior Cain later worked three jobs to build a house for his family. Herman Cain rose from nothing to become an astute business man. At 36, he was assigned in the 1980s to analyze and manage 400 Burger King stores in the Philadelphia area. His success at Burger King prompted Pillsbury to appoint him president and CEO of another subsidiary, Godfather’s Pizza. In 1988, Cain, Ronald B. Gartlan, and a group of investors bought Godfather’s from Pillsbury. After he left Godfather’s, he was on the board of directors of Aquila, Inc., Nabisco, Whirlpool, Reader’s Digest, and AGCO, Inc. The list goes on and on. There will be no military honor guards. No presidents giving a eulogy. No media coverage for three hours during prime daytime TV. Why? He was black and successful. He was a business genius. BUT……….he was a conservative in a country where a black man, a successful black man, dare not take that path. Rest In Peace, Sir. You mattered to more people than you know.