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. Shiney

    Important to note that his campaign made this, not actual women who support Cain. Wow.

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

    This is a low as you can go, and will backfire without a doubt. It is time for Cain to put on his big boy pants and admit his problems and seek the right help to face his problems head on. He simply is not Presidential as he has proven to lack good judgement skills and should do his family and America a favor and drop out now.

    December 2, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Ha ha ha..... Wait 'til Jay gets a load of THIS!!

    December 2, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. Alex

    When my husband gets frisky, I like to call him "Herman Handfuls"

    December 2, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. Pedro

    A Men with no principles and no moral like Cain should not be campaigning forthe President's office. He can not run his life with honor, how he will run our Country and be respected?

    December 2, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Nash

    Women advocates do not harass women and let alone cheat on their spouses. Maybe this is acceptable in the Republican party and their corporate America masters. The rest of us frown on these things and will never a morally bankrupt politician wannabe. My political science teacher told me once that those who aspire to be politicians must always ensure that they are engaged in questionable behavior. Apparately Cain's arrogance made him think he could get away with it. He needs to go home and care for his wife and stop putting her through this embarassing revelations. I am sure this is not the end of it. More women will come out if he doesn't get out now.

    December 2, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  7. 2cents4free


    December 2, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  8. James

    This is the most insulting to feminism I have ever seen.

    December 2, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  9. Jules

    What happens when you give a party and nobody comes?

    December 2, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  10. Tough USA

    This is a paid for by hermie and his Hareem . Maybe he can gey the other 5 to join LOL

    December 2, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    cali girl

    wonder where they dug up these women.....
    I would suspect that most of them are affilitated with members of the church where he is associate deacon or something.

    December 2, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. scmom

    Old Herm must have flashed that grinch looking smile at them.

    December 2, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. Dixie AZ

    How could any self respecting woman stay married to this arrogant clown for 40+ years? Mrs Cain, you must truly be a saint. My heart goes out to you.

    December 2, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  14. Phil in KC

    Some women are just into masochism. Others will just write whatever you pay them to.

    December 2, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  15. jane

    I feel very sad for these woman that still believe in Cain. These are suppose to be smart women but I only see stupid! How can it be ok that your husband has given some woman money over the years and he never told you that or even talked to you about that. You just cant fix stupid.

    December 2, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  16. jjoensuu

    "Women for Cain" sounds like campaign to get more "honeys" for him haha

    December 2, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  17. Woman for Herman Cain

    Oooh Hermie, you were the best I ever had. Why didn't you tell me you was married?

    December 2, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  18. CaliMafia

    Here's the offer: Join the Women for Cain and get a free 9 inch pepperoni pizza and unlimited groping, complete with denial.

    December 2, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  19. Noodle Nose Johnson

    This would be laughable if it weren't so sad. He's utterly unqualified no matter what his personal dalliances.

    December 2, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  20. jjoensuu

    The only thing we can hope is that the adage "you get the leader you deserve" is NOT true. USA would probably end up with some serial womanizer.

    December 2, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  21. informed voter

    All I can say is EWWW! How much lower can he go?

    December 2, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  22. Bob in Pa

    Bill Clinton is accused of rape and all you fools here keep quiet.
    Herman Cain supposedly makes an advance, is turned down and promptly drives the woman back to her hotel ANd you fools decry him a villan.
    Bill Clinton does it with a young intern in the oval office and you fools reelect him and yell power to the pres.
    Herman Cain may have had a long term affair of some sort. again the yells are that he is unfit to be president.

    WHy don't you just be honest with your selves and stop lying about the reasons you don't like Mr. Cain or any other Republican.
    Go figure.

    December 2, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  23. v_mag

    Another says "PLEASE DO NOT PULL OUT... OF THE RACE,"

    Women (With No Self Respect) for Cain

    December 2, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  24. vatoloke

    The only thing about this 'Women For Cain' website is there are no women. I

    December 2, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  25. lawrence

    To me, "Women for Cain" is more frightening than "Big Mac for Weight Control"
    Be sane. Don't do it.

    December 2, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
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