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In 1994, President Clinton was crisscrossing the country to sell his health care reform plan. Among the skeptics were small businesses.
Herman Cain was living in Omaha, Neb., then, and was the CEO of Godfather's Pizza. At a town hall meeting, he stepped forward to question the president.