From Hope to Despair—
Bernie Marcus was born to Jewish-Russian immigrant parents in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in a tenement and graduated from South Side High School in 1947. Marcus wanted to become a doctor but couldn’t afford the tuition, so he worked for his father as a cabinet maker through Rutgers University to earn a pharmacy degree. In 1979 Bernie and Arthur Blank launched the highly successful Home Depot home-improvement retailer. The rest is history.
On Friday night Bernie Marcus told Sean Hannity that an Obama second term would bring “despair” to America.