Pro-Cain group uses 'the truth' to rally support
December 1st, 2011
12:14 PM ET
11 years ago

Pro-Cain group uses 'the truth' to rally support

Washington (CNN) – A political action committee supporting Herman Cain's candidacy is trying to rally support for the embattled presidential contender with a new television ad set to air in the crucial early voting state of Iowa.

CNN has obtained a copy of the new commercial, which says "it is time for the truth" and features an excerpt from a television news story with a polygraph examiner saying "my exam … he is being truthful." Exactly what words of Herman Cain the examiner is analyzing in the story is not clear from the clip.

Jordan Gehrke, with the political action committee Americans for Herman Cain, tells CNN the commercial will air either later Wednesday or Thursday throughout Iowa and in parts of Minnesota. He says the group is spending "just under" $100,000 on the buy.

The group's ad calls Cain a "Reagan conservative who can beat Obama" and "the leader America needs."

Americans for Herman Cain is an independent group that is separate from Cain's presidential campaign. The two are barred by election law from coordinating activities.

On Friday the Cain campaign is going up with its own ad in Iowa touting the candidate's business experience.

Also see:

Cain admits losing 'warm-weather' supporters amid scandal

Cain campaign goes up with new ad in Iowa

Christie: Cain fumbled response to scandals

Cain struggles with Republican women in polls

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Texan

    He`s no Reagan conservative. Besides Reagan`s "trickle down" economics is what got us in the financial mess we`re in today.--– When you allow the foxes to run loose in the henhouse you`ll end up with ALL fat foxes and NO hens........... Just like we have now-– The haves and the have nots.

    December 1, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  2. Phil in KC

    The truth according to Herman Cain. 'It's the truth because I say it is.' The only ones he's convincing are those who need no convincing.

    December 1, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    I love the fact that the GOP falls over itself trying to identify with a man that today would be called a RINO according to the purity party manifesto, a la 1930's Germany

    December 1, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  4. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAhadists

    The truth is that you are no better than Jerry Sandusky Herman. You are as shallow as Newt when it comes to infidelity.

    December 1, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. Noodle Nose Johnson

    Well that $100k down the drain. This guy won't last til Xmas.

    December 1, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. shoegazer

    Someone in all this is lying.Simple as that.With the amount of women coming out of the woodwork with their accusations,
    I have my own idea of who it is.
    Cain/Perry 2012.......the dream ticket if comedians worldwide.

    December 1, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. vet in texas

    I'll bet that anyone who has given to Cain's campaign has also given to SarahPac.

    That being said, I'll bet they also bought assualt weapons and ammo at exorbant prices, emergency food from Glen Beck, Carbonite and tea from Limbaugh, Mark Levin's book, and gave to Hannity's BS wounded warrior I see why Bachman, Reagan, and Perry have switched parties......there is a helluva lot of money to be made from the faithful conservative party.

    Add a few billions from oil, insurance, NRA, Fannie and freddie, and you will end up as rich as Gingrich!

    December 1, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  8. Huh?

    Perhaps I can fill in the blanks on the is the full transcript:

    "my exam showed that when he admits he was lying to us, he is being truthful."

    The pizza man can...

    December 1, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. Emperor Norton

    Be real, boys. Anyone in the modern Republican party who actually was a "Reagan conservative" would've been hounded out of the room for being a "RINO" by now. Remember, Reagan raised taxes.

    December 1, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Shows just how out of touch with reality that Cain and the rest of the nut wing is these days. Thinking that identifying yourself as a "Reagan conservative" is going to convince the independents and moderates in the middle class to vote for you is really delusional. Besides, it hurts the Republican Party as a whole to put out such ads because it illustrates where the right wing priorities really lie. (Lie, get it?)

    December 1, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. Sandy

    Please leave the stage, Uncle Ruckus! I am so tired of him!

    December 1, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. rosaadriana

    Seriously Cain thinks he can beat Obama? He is crazier than I thought.

    December 1, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  13. v_mag

    Can anyone name a politician who has been openly accused of adultery who did not do it? Anyone? Any instance where a politician was set up by a lying woman?

    When it get to the level where there are actual women giving actual interviews who tell stories of adultery with a politician, there is no historical instance where those accusations have been false. We're just sitting here waiting for Herman's other shoe to drop.

    December 1, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  14. lawrence

    I'm thinking of 2 commercials that tell the real truth.
    1. Mr. Cain standing next to a life sized picture of Pinocchio with a subtitle that reads "Look, my nose is shorter than his."
    2. Mr. Cain pounding on the podium screaming "I never had any sexual relation with that lovely Egyptian lady in Cairo."

    December 1, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  15. nebuli

    Lefties, accusations are easy to make, now please show me the proof Cain is guilty. I can accuse lefties of having no common sense. Does that make it true?

    December 1, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    nebuli sounds like a birther who needs proof that the sun will come up tomorrow.

    December 1, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC


    Lefties, accusations are easy to make, now please show me the proof Cain is guilty.
    Depends upon your definition of guilt and for what crime. Personally, I could care less about his sex life. But, proof you request, then proof you shall have. It's all on video tape, most of it from debates.

    Cain is incompetent, and does not have the right stuff to be POTUS. He's never heard of Uzbekistan, doesn't know what he said about Libya a mere six months ago, and the sex scandals have only served to demonstrate that he cannot handle a crisis.

    December 1, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  18. maggie

    Nebuli, show me proof that he isn't. When you take a step back and think about the fact the 5 women, none of whom know eachother, managed to allege the same M.O. about the same man occurring at different times, including one that he called and texted 60 times in one month alone, I'm more inclined to believe them than someone who can't get his story straight and threatens to sue anyone who comes forward. sorry, he has classic predator written all over his face.

    December 1, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  19. maggie

    v-mag has a point.

    December 1, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |