Women for Cain' launched by campaign
December 2nd, 2011
01:12 PM ET
11 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. Patriot

    If you're in a relationship that has to be kept a secret from your spouse..you probably shouldn't be in that relationship.

    December 2, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. kayla

    please take your heads out of you know what. you fools

    December 2, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  3. Herman take churchills' advice...!

    "We shall never surrender"...! Be the Leader and don't allow false accusers and the media to run your campaign..!

    December 2, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. Sandy

    My Gawd! Give it up already and go home to your wife!

    December 2, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. da

    LOL...boy that is just toooooooo funny!!!
    WOW!! I guess the Republican are okay with having candidates that have checkered past of infidelity!!

    December 2, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  6. anagram_kid

    Bottom line is this – he gave money to someone over the course of multiple years without telling his spouse. How many married folks out there see this as acceptable behavior? Is that the type of decision making ability and honesty you want in a president? Cain is a modern day Greek tragedy done in by his own actions and hubris. He has no one to blame but himself.

    December 2, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  7. da

    If he would lie to his wife during the relationship, (and you can bet he was lying to her) he will lie NOW!!

    December 2, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  8. al in memphis

    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."

    My BANK said the same thing, so did the cell phone company, car dealer, tax collectors, etc. In other words, money will keep the campaign rolling and let's just forget about whether the ideas really mean anything. I mean 9-9-9 and being clueless about foreign policy does not matter. As long as we can disagree with Obama and call ourself a Reagan conservatives, we can keep this campaign going.

    December 2, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    In trying to respond to White's allegations, Mr. Cain said that he was just trying to help someone out in these troubled economic times. Sounds reasonable, right? Not so fast there, Mr. Cain. Explain this.

    We have not seen 13 years of tough economic times, Mr. Cain. In fact, 13 years ago was boom period for the US economy especially in the Atlanta area following the Olympic Games, which were held there in 1996. Your excuse is pathetic. I suggest you clean it up before you try to run it past your wife.

    December 2, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. Don

    WHAT!?! He wants MORE women? There is no end to this!

    December 2, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    This is more about deception and breaking oaths as qualities that most view make him unpresidential. We can live with Herb's stupidity about foreign policy, his not knowing about current events, his lack of understanding of the role of government in people's lives, but, it is hard to trust a person accused of using 5 women for his own enjoyment. If you have a huge number of extramarital affairs, it is your own fault. Man up, and get out of the race.

    December 2, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  12. Felipe

    Wow, this is going to make for some great Saturday Night Live material!!!

    December 2, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    Is there no rabbit hole these GOPers/Teatrolls won't jump down?

    December 2, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. Cyrus

    Talk about Stockholm Syndrome!

    December 2, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  15. sortakinda

    Are there THAT MANY women that Cain has had affairs with for them to make a difference in his electoral support????

    December 2, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  16. Scott

    Better known as the "Herman Cain Dating Site" Way to create a data-base of women that are willing and will probably keep their mouths shut. Herman, you're not so stupid after all.

    December 2, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  17. Lisa P

    Wait... these women are serious? What a sad joke.

    December 2, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  18. Donkey Party

    Shameless. And there were only 30 women he could muster to bolster his pathetic defense? There are most assuredly that many (and many more) that he cheated with that could come out and counter these brainwashed Herb-bots.

    December 2, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  19. Scott

    Is this the same party that drove the impeachment of Bill Clinton?

    December 2, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  20. cali girl

    wonder where they dug up these women.....

    December 2, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  21. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAhadists

    The #1 joke in my office over the past week among women is, "You want a job right?" All these women must already have jobs.

    December 2, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAhadists

    Isn't ironic that Herman's #1 supporters are the Kock Brothers and his last name is Cain. Put them together and you have Koch-Cain/Cocaine.

    December 2, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Just another distraction and just what Karl Rove wants as part of his stealth plan to ram Romney down the TPer's throats.

    December 2, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  24. Alex

    that solidifies it – Teabagger women are idiots

    December 2, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  25. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    "Bishop" eddie long has the same fools encouraging him while his wife gets smart and files for divorce. I wonder if "god" told them to stand by him.

    December 2, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
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