In an Associated Press story covering Herman Cain’s announcement that he’s running for president, the AP writers boil down Cain’s time as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza to the following:
He worked at Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and Burger King before taking the helm of the failing Godfather’s Pizza franchise, which he rescued by shuttering hundreds of restaurants.
Hey, if closing hundreds of businesses and getting rid of jobs is all that’s entailed in turning an entity around, Barack Obama’s really bringing America back from the brink.
However, in 1986, several franchises of Godfathers Pizza plummeted. And the pizza chain struggled to beat its competitors. So, Pillsbury selected Herman Cain to be the new president of Godfather’s. Cain had previously rescued some Burger King chains from bankruptcy; thereby earning him a remarkable reputation. And with his leading abilities, he managed to settle some lawsuits, eliminated non-profitable units, introduced more products, and arranged for delivery services. As a result, the pizza chain gradually went back to its feet.
You can bet if Barack Obama had Herman Cain’s resume, the AP would have portrayed him as not only saving one corporation, but credited him with being the savior of the entire restaurant industry. At the very least, Cain’s “shuttered hundreds of restaurants” would have magically become “saved thousands of jobs” for Obama — or probably any other Democrat for that matter.