Women for Cain' launched by campaign
December 2nd, 2011
01:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Women for Cain' launched by campaign

(CNN) - While Herman Cain has yet to decide if he will continue his presidential campaign following an allegation he engaged in a 13-year extramarital affair, his campaign is pressing on with efforts to promote his candidacy.

Team Cain officially launched a "Women for Cain" website Friday billed as an "online national fellowship of women dedicated to helping elect Herman Cain as the next President of the United States."

The site says the former pizza executive is a strong advocate for women and is complete with testimonials from over 30 women. It also names Cain's wife of 43 years, Gloria, as the national chairperson.

Most of the comments encourage Cain to remain in the race, with some criticizing the women who have lobbed accusations at the former radio talk show host. Other messages ask him to ignore the media.

"I hope you pursue a slander, libel, defamation of character suit against this moneygrubbing, lying woman. Granted, she has no $, but it would send a strong message," a comment reads on the homepage.

One post calls the women "money hungry" that "make me sick to my stomach."

Another says "PLEASE DO NOT PULL OUT OF THE RACE," adding that she is "encouraging everyone to ignore the media, GOP establishment, (elitists, statists) and the Obama administration to do the right thing for our country … Remember Clarence Thomas and hang in there."

Dr. Alveda King, a Cain supporter and lead voice behind the drive, said the site is the culmination of months of work intended to connect "people of like hearts and minds that are praying for Mr. and Mrs. Cain."

"I would be very blessed if Mr. Cain decides to stay in the race," King, the niece of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of the late civil rights activist Re. A.D. William King, Sr., told CNN.

Cain has spent recent weeks rebuffing accusations of sexual harassment and most recently claims of an affair from Ginger White, an Atlanta businesswoman.

He is currently "reassessing" his 2012 plans and in an email to supporters Friday asked them to show their support for his candidacy.

"As I assess the future of my campaign, I need to gauge the support of the people of this great nation," Cain wrote. "In today's political environment, the only way we can gauge true support is by the willingness of our supporters to invest in this effort."

Also see:

Cain to meet with wife amid affair claims, dropping poll numbers

Poll: Cain's Iowa drop off

Ginger White: ‘My heart bleeds’ for Gloria Cain


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. Penguin

    How many women who posted on the "women for Cain" site received a few dollars from sugar-daddy Cain?

    December 2, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    "I hope you pursue a slander, libel, defamation of character suit against this moneygrubbing, lying woman. Granted, she has no $, but it would send a strong message," a comment reads on the homepage."

    WOW .... just wow.

    December 2, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  3. Randy

    As Rachel Maddow has already pointed out, the picture is a stock pic that you pay for. His campaign can't even find real women supporters to put on the site. Of course, I guess most women in Cain's life are accustomed to being paid.

    December 2, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. DumbasRocks [R]s

    Hey anagram_kid: I'm pretty sure Bob in PA is now used to looking foolish. Teatards like him are beyond being embarassed - they have unquestioningly spouted delusional non-sense for so long, they no longer feel any need to connect with reality, and thus they have no shred of honor left.

    I think this new group "Women for Cain" will go down in history much like the group "Jews for Hitler".

    And finally, I want to thank janelle for summarizing the [R] playbook for us.

    December 2, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. jackleand

    This is a matter of Mrs. Cain having her head in a hole and not seeing anything around her which would hurt her. Mrs. Cain aren't there enough "Women for Cain" already? Mrs. Cain your husband has suggest that more women may come forward and admit a possible relationship with him. For 43 years, Mrs. Cain you have been a good supportive wife while Mr. Cain has succesfully held a 13 year relationship and been accused of harassment towards several women, who were all white women. Please the only thing Mr. Cain would be able to tell and/or show me is to the nearest lawyer and bank.

    December 2, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. streetdude66

    These are the same kind of women that become pen pals with convicts that are convicted to life imprisonment , fall in love with them and then eventually marry them.

    December 2, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  7. Ramrod

    Please explain this sentence: "I would be very blessed if....." by Dr. Alveda King. What does "blessed" mean?
    How many women can Mr. Cain support with monthly checks? Or did he promised them government jobs?
    While men try to sow the seed wide, Mr Cain is morally corrupt. President material? I don't think so.

    December 2, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  8. Reagan Republican

    Okay what's wrong with this part of the statement " is complete with testimonials from over 30 women. It also names Cain's wife of 43 years, Gloria, as the national chairperson." The man and his people are dillusional.

    December 2, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. Take a look and laugh

    Just look at that page! "I have never ever been involved in politics... but when my neighbors saw the Cain support signs in my front yard, ...they said 'well, if YOU support him, then he must be a good choice" [paraphrased loosely] Hahaha, based on her extensive political 'involvement', or what???
    "I need to gauge the support of the people of this great nation"... Herman, it's zilch, null, zero, nada, oink!
    Some of the cheerleading images have been associated with internet stock images. What a great testimony to a great pizza dealer in this great nation! I wonder who Italian Americans are voting for? There is a pizza connection, you know.

    The fact remains, it's not his personal 'adventures' with women he gropes or "supports", it's Herman's lack of political understanding, nationally and internationally, that make him a sideshow in this GOP race. He thinks and acts like a bully CEO who is used to getting his way. Fortunately for the country, unfortunate for Cain, that's not how politics works. Herman is not a concensus builder or able to compromise or see the nuances of the many complex issues we are facing. We wish you a quiet retirement, Herman, enjoy your money. Please leave... Now!

    December 2, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Joe

    I guess alot of women like lying, cheating men. I guess I knew that already seeing how so many lying cheating politicians get re-elected.

    December 2, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. JustMe

    "I would be very blessed if Mr. Cain decides to stay in the race," King, the niece of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of the late civil rights activist Re. A.D. William King, Sr., told CNN.

    Her uncle I am sure is spinning in his grave right now.

    December 2, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. JustMe

    One thing is for sure – she is certainly insulting the memory of her uncle.

    December 2, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  13. Obama's Change has left me with NO HOPE

    "Women for Cain"???? REALLY????? Surely he's had enough of them and needs no more!!! Or is he stocking up for his post-election stable?

    December 2, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. Face

    Oh Magoo! You.... heh.... You've done it again! Yes you have!

    December 2, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. peter

    Here's the difference between liberals and conservatives: Conservatives will believe anything as long as it's repeated enough times and/or if they REALLY want it to be true. That's all they need to site baloney as fact.

    December 2, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. Rick Former Marine, LIBERAL

    This may be the number one short-lived website in all politics. Just how much money are the Koch brothers spending on this election, anyway? The dude tells the press he's meeting with his WIFE for god's sake. If you have to announce publicly that you're going to have a heart-to-heart talk with your wife then I think the re-assessment came back negative.

    Perhaps this site should be re-named Abused Women for Cain, or women who are abel to love Cain. Maybe Republican Men Pretending To Be Women for Cain. Raising Cain.

    December 2, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. Frank

    What a joke this new effort is. Have they noticed that he not only is a serial philanderer, but also is totally ignorant as to world affairs and probably much else?

    December 2, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  18. William Marlowe

    This is ridiculous! So I guess the Republicans and the GOP are now fine with several of their Presidential Candidates committing adultery and lying to the public about it.

    That is a great judge of ingrity of the GOP in general.

    They want everyone to be Christian and go to church but it is ok to have an extra marital affair...

    HYPOCRITES.

    December 2, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. Take a look and laugh

    @Janelle: "if any of this is true, why can't anyone offer any evidence or proof". Two hush payments were made in the 90s, Herman Cain acknowledged he "supported" White for years, financially, all paid in cash. Gloria Cain didn't know until days ago. All acknowledged and admitted by the candidate himself. You call Herman a lier, lolol?

    December 2, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  20. Freygunnr

    You DO know that not everyone on the internet claiming to be a woman IS a woman, right?

    December 2, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  21. Liza

    Wonder if these women on the homepage are paid models or if they are really "Women for Cain". I'd like to know. Where did he find them? Also, what types of women's issues is Cain really standing for here? This is hilarious. Great marketing, and that's about it. LOL

    December 2, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  22. Anthony Antin

    Simply beyond belief!!!! What an utterly transparent move. How do you deny facts? Lie! Where did his campaign people find even 30 women? African-American women know when an AA man is denying guilt; so I would wager that the 30 are all white Bible thumpers.

    December 2, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  23. Jack in Florida

    Such desperation!!! First the ad about the lie detector test and now he is soliciting women to support his candidacy. HOW PATHETIC!!!! GO OUT WITH WHAT LITTLE DIGNITY YOU HAVE LEFT.........SAD, SAD, SAD. This is a pure example of what arrogance can do to a person.

    December 2, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  24. epicjourney

    I guess women find him irresistable?

    December 2, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  25. Obama's Change has left me with NO HOPE

    Here's the difference between liberals and conservatives: Conservatives use their brain to think and do for themselves and their family. Liberals use their brain to develop new ways to foster dependence on the government and others.

    December 2, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
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