Herman Cain At July 4 Philly Tea Party Event — A man who is seeking the Republican nomination for president has chosen to spend Independence Day not in Iowa or New Hampshire but in front of Independence Hall where it all began.
Herman Cain is joining Ambassador John Bolton, talk show host Dom Giordano, businessman Joey Vento and former Highlands, N.J. Mayor Anna Little as speakers at the 2011 Energy Independence Day Tea Party to be held 1-3 p.m., July 4 at Independence Mall, 5th and Market streets, Philadelphia.
“By joining us at Independence Mall this year, these statesmen are also recognizing the significance of our Tea Party theme,” said Teri Adams of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association which is sponsoring the event along with the Cherry Hill Tea Party and the Diamond State Tea Party.
Music will be provided by the 286 Band.
The event is free although an after-party featuring soft drinks and hor dourves will cost $20. Reservations are required. Call 215-690-4043.
A pre-event luncheon is also in the works.
Cain is the former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and was chairman of the board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1995-1996.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Morehouse College and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Purdue University.
He has written four books.
He made his name on the political scene by being instrumental in the defeat of the Clinton health care proposal in 1993.
Cain has a Philadelphia connection in that he managed the area’s 400 Burger King franchises for Pillsbury in the 1980s taking the region from the least to the most profitable for the parent company within three years.