Cain to go up with a new ad on Iowa TV
November 30th, 2011
02:51 PM ET
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Cain to go up with a new ad on Iowa TV

(CNN) - Herman Cain's presidential campaign is going up on Iowa TV Friday with a new commercial.

A source familiar with the decision tells CNN the Cain national headquarters Wednesday gave the go ahead for the ad buy on cable television in the state that holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar.

The move comes as the businessman and GOP presidential candidate is reassessing his campaign, following allegations earlier this week from a woman in Atlanta, Georgia that she had a 13 year affair with Cain.

A campaign official tells CNN the focus of the spot is "that we need a CEO in the White House." Cain often touts his years of experience in the business world and highlights that he is not a politician.

This would be the second ad the Cain campaign has run in the first in the nation caucus state, following a spot that ran briefly last month.

Also see:

Cain to CNN: 'A decision in the next several days'

Cain accuser describes 'very casual affair'

Cain avoids affair controversy, lays out his 'doctrine'

Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Herman Cain
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. kayla

    what a joke, and to see he actually have followers.but then again, even the devil has followers

    November 30, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  2. Todd in DC

    Seriously. Put a fork in this guy. He's done. He was done before with his lack of foreign policy knowledge, his rediculous 9-9-9 plan, and seroius disregard for women and gay people. Now, he is just being redundant.

    November 30, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  3. Sandy

    So he's going to spend all of the donation money before he gets out of the race? And we taxpayers are paying for his security detail! Why isn't he paying for it himself, as he is not the President!

    November 30, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. B.Bear1

    Does not sound like a candidate who is quitting the race. Good. Of course, he could just offer to leave if Gingrich did the same.

    November 30, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. margeatlarge

    i still think he looks like a pimp–but seriously he is a red herring folks–that means he is drawing attention away from someone else

    November 30, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. sky

    Just like a zombie. Walking around aimlessly not even knowing they're already dead. Lol

    November 30, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Erica Ferencik

    i'm with you, todd in DC, flush him down the great toilet of history.

    November 30, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  8. Voice of Reason

    "...we need a CEO in the White House..."

    Are you kidding?? Have you SEEN what CEOs have done to this country? Putting profits ahead of people and caring more about shareholders' immediate returns than anything that happens tomorrow – Is THAT the kind of CEO you're talking about? The CEOs have sold us down the river. Have been falling over each other to see who can export jobs to China fastest. When the average CEO is pulling in FOUR HUNDRED TIMES the annual salary of his employees, and yet leading companies into bankruptcy and layoffs? When an incompetent boob can get hired for an obscene salary, drive a company into the ground in less than 2 years, and then be paid to go away with a $10Million+ 'severence package'...

    NO sir. We do NOT need a CEO in the White House.

    November 30, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  9. SiriusVH

    The Koch brothers did not get the memo, it seems ....

    November 30, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    from the article:
    A campaign official tells CNN the focus of the spot is "that we need a CEO in the White House."
    See? How many times have I told you that Cain doesn't want to be Commander-In-Chief. Cain wants to the Chairman-in-Chief. He thinks that he is running for CEO of the USA, and it shows. To him, it's all about the money. People? What about them, they have money, too.

    November 30, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    What does the ad say? SAYONARA? ADIOS? ADIEU? FAREWELL? Because those are the only words we are interested in hearing at this point.
    He can murder Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as he sings it in the background.

    November 30, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. Somebody Else

    Character Assassination? All this guy does is bad-mouth his betters. He murdered 4,500 jobs in NEWTON, IOWA, killed the Whirlpool-Maytag factory and shipped it to Mexico, then he took OVER $25,000,000 in stimulus money for Whirlpool and AGCO, which gave HIM A JOB that paid over $200,000 a year while he claims that the Stimulus never created one single American job. If it didn't - give back the stimulus money, Herman. BAD BUSINESSMAN also killed thousands of jobs when he shut down 200 Godfather's pizza joints - he NEVER turned around the failing businesses - he buried them and called it success. Thousands and thousands of Americans went out of jobs because Cain don't know how to succeed in business.

    November 30, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  13. Corporations R. People II

    is the add co-sponsored by a perfume: White Ginger? details details.

    November 30, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. Republican who supports President Obama

    It should simple say: "Dunce!"

    November 30, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    Just Photoshop in a skull in his upraised hand in that picture and give him a talking bubble: "to quit or not to quit..."

    The only people who are smart to still consider Cain relevant at this point are people he owes money to.

    November 30, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "NO sir. We do NOT need a CEO in the White House."

    Indeed. In fact, I would humbly suggest that the place in which we should put all CEOs in this country is the ground, not the WH.

    November 30, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  17. normajean @ verizon ,com

    With the mess he's already in, why would anyone spend heavy money for a new "ad"...???."Throwing good money after bad""....Don't want him running the country!!!

    November 30, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |