The legend of “The Herminator” was born one night in 1994. President Bill Clinton was hosting a nationally televised town hall meeting with citizens from all walks of life in nearly a dozen ABC affiliate studios to vet his universal health care plan when a human buzz saw from the Omaha, Neb., affiliate station stopped Clinton in his tracks. Herman Cain, then the chairman of Omaha-based Godfather’s Pizza, used the most polite, respectful, deferential but exacting language to ...

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