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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told Herman Cain’s daughter, Melanie Cain Gallo, that the world is a better place because of the life her father led.

“I loved your dad,” he said to Gallo, who was a recent guest on his Trinity Broadcast Network program, “Huckabee,” to promote the political documentary film “From Poor to CEO: The Incredible Journey of Herman Cain.”

“A great, great man and the world is better because Herman Cain walked on this planet and spread his love and his joy,” the commentator added.

“Was he always telling stories when you were growing up?” Huckabee wondered, referencing Cain’s incredible sense of human

“Yes, sometimes more than we asked,” Gallo responded with a laugh.

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Asked the lesson that most stuck with her from her dad, Gallo answered it was his solution-based mindset in addressing problems in life.

“Obviously, relying on prayer and God,” she added.

“He loved the Lord,” Huckabee observed. “He wasn’t just a Sunday church Christian. He was every day.”

Gallo agreed.

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“From Poor to CEO” filmmaker Barry Tolli told Huckabee what drew him to make a movie about Cain was the former presidential candidate’s incredible persona.

“Once I finally got to meet him and just experience his charisma, the way he loved everybody, and the way he was just so magnetic. He was like gravity. He was one of those people,” he said.



Tolli worked as a director on Cain’s daily online program for The Western Journal before the conservative icon’s passing in July from COVID-19.

The documentary was shot a little over a year before Cain’s passing.

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Tolli recounted that his former boss spread love wherever he went.

“Everybody that he saw, he met at 100 percent,” the director told The Western Journal. “He didn’t care what your race was, what your religion was or what your political background was, he met you at 100 as a human being. He loved you.”

“From Poor to CEO” has a personal, warm feel to it, interspersed with that trademark Herman Cain humor.

The film takes the viewer to key locations in the former Godfather Pizza CEO’s life and uses a mixture of archival footage, animations and interviews to tell a true American success story.

In one scene, Cain shares with an audience the importance of both trusting God and setting goals.

“The distance between the highest goal you have in your head and your long-term dream only God knows the answer,” Cain said, explaining God has the timing of such things in his hands.

“You have to trust God, but you also have to identify your goals,” he explained.

Tolli believes Cain lived the quintessential American life.

“He represents everything that’s good about America,” Tolli said. “He’s just an incredibly inspiring person.”

You can watch the incredible journey of Herman Cain by clicking here.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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